In this lab, students will explore the ideas of potential and kinetic energy in a multi-step, student directed activity. Prep materials include 2 yard sticks per group, a marble, and 3 dictionaries (or other large textbooks). Students will create a ramp in which they send down a marble and observe the distance it travels and the speed at which it gets there. From these observations, they will draw conclusions about potential and kinetic energy.
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