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- The bundle opens with a PhET-fueled exploration of Hooke's law. "Spring to Another World" utilizes the Masses and Springs simulation.Then its on to a guided classroom discussion on elastic potential energy which works through a side-by-side compare and contrast with gravitational potential energy. P$14.99$17.94Save $2.95
This is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students.
The instructor guides students through this activity via classroom discussion. The activity is a springboard for that discussion. This is not intended as a homework or independent activity.
ELASTIC POTENTIAL ENERGY
A side-by-side comparison uses scaffolding to review the familiar concept of gravitational potential energy to help construct the new idea of elastic potential energy.
Student document (print-friendly Google Docs file on Google Drive)
Instructional presentation (link embedded in answer key)