Introduction to Kinetic Energy [Springboard]
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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.
INTRODUCTION TO KINETIC ENERGY
Metal balls are thrown at nails to drive them deeper into wood blocks. A proportionality for kinetic energy is developed. Proportional reasoning exercises are followed by an inside peek at how multiple choice distractors are developed.
Student document (print-friendly Google Docs file on Google Drive)
Instructional presentation (link embedded in answer key)