Energy Skate Park

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Published on 2012 May 25th

Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy, and friction as he moves. Build your own tracks, ramps, and jumps for the skater.
1. Explain the Conservation of Mechanical Energy concept using kinetic energy (KE) and gravitational potential energy (PE).
2. Explain how changing the Skater Mass affects energy.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 8, Grade 9
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students
Identify situations in which work is done and in which no work is done Describe how work is related to power and energy Differentiate potential and kinetic energy Relate speed and position of object to the amount of energy possessed by a body Explain energy transformation in various activitiesevents eg waterfalls archery amusement rides Perform activities to demonstrate conservation of mechanical energy Infer that the total mechanical energy remains the same during any process

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University of Colorado, Department of Physics
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