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Teaching About Energy: Designing a Roller Coaster Documents

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Teaching About Energy: Designing a Roller Coaster 

written by John Roeder

This student activity is designed to explore the concept of work. Using inclined planes with different slopes, students are lead to discover the invariance of force times distance for objects starting at the same height. Included are notes for instructors wishing to use this material.

This activity is part of a PTRA manual on Energy.

Last Modified January 17, 2006