Kinetic Energy Lab

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This was our kinetic energy lab.  We did two different activities.  The first was using a matchbox car and putting different size washers on it to change the mass.  They used a track to put the car on and then measured how far the car was able to push the paper tray.







We also did different size marbles going down a meter stick ramp. (2 meter sticks connected with popsicle sticks)





They made tables in their science notebooks to keep all their data.


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  1. What a fun project for kinetic energy! I've got to pick up some toy cars; my kiddos would love to do this.

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    1. I've done this lab for many years and the student love it every year.

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  2. do you have a lab sheet to go with it?

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  3. What do you use for the car ramps?

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    1. They were just ramps that I got in some kit that I had laying around. I think they are similar to to some Matchbox car sets.

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