Concepts of kinetic and potential energy will be explored by analyzing the motion of a skateboarder on a curved track.
The questions are based off the following PhET simulation, which can be used to double check answers:
conservation of energy, energy, energy changes, graphs, gravitational acceleration, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, physics 11-12, simulation
Energy conservation will be used to compare the final speeds of objects dropped from a variety of different initial states. Students must understand how gravitational potential energy converts into kinetic energy.
conservation of energy, energy, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, physics 11-12, speed