Exploring Work and Energy
Understanding the difference between pulling and lifting masses in terms of work and energy. This is an introductory activity, should only take about 15-20 minutes during a normal class period.
Understanding the difference between work and energy in terms of pulling and lifting masses.
Context for Use
This activity works well with groups of 3 or 4, in a large classroom where the groups can spread out. The more room the better to preform this activity.
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Work and Energy
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Description and Teaching Materials
This is an introductory activity; it should be done before work and energy has been introduced.
Materials: force meter, masses, measuring device, a table
Exploring Work and Energy (Microsoft Word 23kB Aug25 09)
Teaching Notes and Tips
Have enough time to complete activity. Some groups will take longer than others.
This is a good way to start the unit, there is not real assessment as long as they know the difference between work and energy. And how they interact together.
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