Students apply concepts of conservation of energy to a loop setup, then consider the forces involved in roller coasters.
- 30-page lab manual included, with activities and extensions
- Covers 15 NGSS and 17 common core standards
- Platform neutral - works with your preferred probeware/video analysis tools
Students investigate the conversion between kinetic and potential energy and explore energy conservation. Using video analysis, students can investigate normal force on a roller coaster rider. The included lab manual provides approximately 3 hours of laboratory activities. Instructions are written to explicitly cover Next Generation Science Standards and common core concepts.
Ordering information: Visual Scientifics Base (470148-822) required, but sold separately. This kit includes a metal ramp with loop, and two metal balls. Recommended accessories: video camera and graphical analysis software, scale, and ruler or measuring tape.