The Physics Classroom: The Work-Energy Relationship: Bar Chart Illustrations Relations
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This interactive tutorial from The Physics Classroom collection provides practice in using and understanding energy bar graphs. It integrates text explanations with animations and user-activated problem sets (with answers provided).
Explore the transformation of energy between different forms with The Skate Park simulation from PHET.
Explore energy conservation and forces for a variety of roller coaster designs at with this downloadable applet from Open Source Physics (OSP).
This highly interactive applet depicts energy conservation for a mass on a spring. The mass, amplitude and spring constant of the spring can be modified. Vector displays and energy bar charts accompany the animation.
This downloadable interactive simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP) models the motion of a pendulum. The simulation combines numerical outputs and bar chart illustrations to demonstrate energy conservation for a pendulum. Includes classroom-ready handouts.
Engage your students with The Skate Park simulation from PHET.
Explore energy conservation and forces for a variety of roller coaster designs at Open Source Physics (OSP). Modify designs and observe the results. Comes with classroom-ready materials.
This is a model worksheet for high school students in which they create energy bar graphs and flow diagrams to represent a variety of situations. This assessment is an example of the Modeling Instruction pedagogical method of teaching.
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Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and enjoy a visual overview of the topic of work, energy and power.
Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and take a virtual ride through the topic of roller coaster physics.
Practice makes perfect with this work-energy bar chart exercise from The Curriculum Corner.
Need ideas? Need help? Explore The Physics Front's treasure box of catalogued resources for teaching about energy.
The Physics Front's has catalogued a collection of interactive energy activities from across the web. Try 'em; you'll like 'em.
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