Energy Conservation Simulation

This Energy Conservation Simulation interactive also includes:

Does the amount of a roller coaster's energy change as it goes along the track? Scholars investigate when a roller coaster has potential and kinetic energy. They observe the changes as it goes up the initial hill follows it throughout the rest of the hills on the ride.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Build a small coaster in the classroom using pool noodles and ping pong balls
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive resource
  • May not work in the Chrome browser

  • Includes analysis questions after the simulation
  • Offers hints if students give incorrect answers

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