Summary: In this lab students test how the mass and height of a marble effect the potential and kinetic energy of an object by rolling different sized marbles from different heights into a receptacle. Students make predictions based on data that they have collected for how far the marble will push the cup.
MS-PS3-1 Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
MS-PS3-5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
MS-PS3-2 Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.