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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.

Example lesson plans and clicker questions developed specifically for Energy Skate Park are also available.

This item is part of a larger collection of interactive simulations  developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5.0 of Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Keywords:
conservation of energy, friction, kinetic energy, mechanical energy, potential energy, work
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 3, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
June 3, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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March 3, 2006
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(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-skate-park).
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PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-skate-park>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park. (2006, March 3). Retrieved October 23, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-skate-park
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, March 3, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-skate-park (accessed 23 October 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-skate-park>.
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@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Energy Skate Park}, Publisher = {Physics Education Technology Project}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 October 2014}, Month = {March 3, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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Is Supplemented By PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Energy Skate Park Clicker Questions

A set of clicker questions in Power Point format developed specifically for use with the PhET Energy Skate Park simulation.

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