In this hands on lab activity students will get up out of their seats and work to gain a greater understanding of the gravitational potential energy. The lab is extremely quick and easy to set up for you as a teacher and can be completed in one to two class periods depending upon class size and ability.
Required Materials: Tennis Ball, Ping Pong Balls, meter sticks. (I borrow the tennis balls and ping pong balls from our gym teacher) You will need 1 tennis ball and 1 ping pong ball per group.
This is a great super easy to set up and quick lab activity to follow up the concept of gravitational potential energy and reach students who learn better by working on concepts with their hands.