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Description:

This interactive simulation allows students to explore energy concepts by studying the motion of a skateboarder. The user can design ramps, jumps, and arbitrarily shaped tracks and observe the subsequent motion. The mass of the skateboarder, gravitational constant, and friction of the track can all be modified. A measuring tape is available for making measurements of height and distance. The relationships between kinetic, potential, thermal, and total energy are illustrated by simultaneous graphs of energy vs. time and energy vs. position. This item is part of a larger collection of interactive simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Informal Education,mechanical energy,Higher Education,Middle School,NSDL,potential energy,High School,Technology,work,Undergraduate (Lower Division),friction,Engineering,Work and Energy,conservation of energy,Vocational/Professional Development Education,kinetic energy,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Physics,Classical Mechanics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121131757378T

    Language:

    English

    Access Privileges:

    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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