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Conservation of Energy

The amount of energy in a closed system never changes.

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Basic Students matched to this level have a partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work.
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Conservation of Energy

Students will learn how to apply energy conservation in a closed system.

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Conservation of Energy

Describes the law of conservation of energy.

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• Interactive Simulations

Roller Coaster

Learn about the conservation of energy in the context of a roller coaster.

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• Interactive Simulations

Loop The Loop

Learn about centripetal motion in the context of a roller coaster going through a loop-the-loop and over a hill.

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• Interactive Simulations

Ski Jump

Learn about the conservation of energy in the context of a ski jump.

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• Simulation

Energy Conservation Simulation

How do physics concepts like velocity and energy affect a roller coaster? Explore the workings of these popular thrill rides.

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• Simulation

Energy Skate Park

Shows how energy changes and is conserved in motion.

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• PLIX

Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Conservation of Energy Interactive

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• Video

Roller Coaster Problem

A roller coaster example is used to illustrate the conservation of energy.

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• Practice
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Conservation of Energy Quiz - PPB

Relationship between potential and kinetic energy, calculating one from the other.

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Conservation of Energy Quiz

Reviews the definition of a closed system, the law of conservation of energy, and problems involving the conservation of energy.

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• Critical Thinking

Conservation of Energy Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Conservation of Energy.

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Conservation of Energy

This is an activity for students to complete while reading the Conservation of Energy Concept

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• Real World Application

Ballistic Pendulum - An Inelastic Collision

Explores the ballistic pendulum.

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• Real World Application

Trebuchet

Discover the physics behind trebuchets and catapults.

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• Real World Application

The World's Fastest Roller Coaster

Learn about the world's fastest roller coaster.

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• Study Guide