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Flinn PSworks Conservation of Energy Tracks

PSworks Conservation of Energy Tracks AP7069
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Flinn PSworks Conservation of Energy Tracks
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Learn more about kinetic energy using these curving conservation of energy tracks! Will the track with the steep incline produce a ball with more kinetic energy than the straight track? Line up the catching curve at the bottom of one of the tracks, roll the ball down the track and mark the height it reaches on the catching curve. Repeat this for all four tracks. Students will easily see a similarity-all four marks on the catching curve are at the same height! This activity quickly illustrates that the kinetic energy of a ball at the bottom of a track is directly related to the potential energy it had at the top. When a ball drops a certain distance, it will always have the same kinetic energy no matter what path it took to get to the bottom. An exciting test of the conservation of energy principle! Precision-cut tracks are made of durable, high-quality wood. Complete instructions are provided. A Flinn PSworks Support Stand or other support stand and clamp is required, but not included.

PSworks Support Stand
This stand is required to support all Flinn PSworks equipment. Anodized aluminum pole stands 1-meter tall, and has 19 holes spaced 50-mm apart. Solid hardwood base has three adjustable leveling feet. Wrench or pliers are needed to secure the pole to...
Additional Resources
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 587
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 251
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