The “Just Drop It” lab is designed to support the Virginia science SOL’s (standards of learning), but can be utilized with any science curriculum in conjunction with discussions about potential and kinetic energy. The lab has background information about potential and kinetic energy along with a “Lab report write-up” and the procedures to perform the lab. This is an excellent reinforcement activity and requires only minimal materials.
The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses. Key
a) potential and kinetic energy;