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Bungee jumping would not be as “safe” as it appears to be without relying on some basic physics principles, such as the conservation of energy and Hooke’s law for springs. A safe bungee jump occurs when no one is injured. An exhilarating bungee jump is one in which no one is injured, the free fall lasts as long a time as possible, and the bungee jumper comes as close to the ground as possible without touching it. In this activity, the law of conservation of energy and Hooke’s law will be used to build a safe and exhilarating model bungee jump of an egg!

Concepts

  • Gravity
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Hooke's Law