"Energy in a Ball" is a mini activity used to teach the concept of potential and kinetic energy. It is a great vocabulary visual that helps the students understand potential and kinetic energy.
In this simple activity, students work in groups to use textbooks, a small ball, and a meter stick to measure the distance a ball rolls. Students will have to show and label the greatest points of potential and kinetic energy, and tell where the energy came from.
-Suggestions for use
-Lab worksheet (whole & half page)
-Post lab questions (whole & half page)
-Post lab answers