Part 2: students engage in an investigation to observe, measure, compare, and predict the motion of rubberband-propelled car after releasing the winder the spring tries to unfold and the stored potential energy is converted into kinetic energy which is then transferred to the gears attached to the spring, which in turn. Rubber band energy science project: investigate how the distance of stretch in a rubber band at rest relates to the distance the rubber band travels after being released. Energy (gpe) when the ball has been lifted to the height of the drop the more gpe the ball has a the start of the drop (point a), the more energy is converted to kinetic energy while the ball is dropping and then to elastic potential energy ( epe) while it is static on the floor (point b) at this point the ball looses a percentage. Discover what elastic potential energy is and the types of objects that can have it then learn how we find the formula for elastic potential. Whereas many studies have compared the elastic potential energy needed to power ballistic movements to that stored in elastic structures prior to movement ( eg alexander, 1968 alexander and bennet-clark, 1977), the present study seeks not only to quantify the storage of elastic potential energy prior to movement, but. Movements to that stored in elastic structures prior to movement (eg alexander, 1968 alexander and bennet- clark, 1977), the present study seeks not only to quantify the storage of elastic potential energy prior to movement, but also the contribution of elastic properties to the rate of energy recovery and power output.
This is a lab that mr becker's students in their science class at oil city middle school to explore elastic potential energy using straw rockets and rubberb. This activity is meant to extend your students' knowledge of the topics covered in our physics of rollercoasters lab student teams will be investigating the correlation between stretched length of a rubber elastic potential energy: potential energy that has been stored by compressing or stretching an elastic object ie a. Lesson content lesson plan template: learning cycle (5e model) learning objectives: what will students know and be able to do as a result of this lesson students will conduct an inquiry investigating the relationship between elastic potential energy and gravity content statement: gravity depends upon the mass.
Students will be able to design and build a device that uses different forms of potential energy and kinetic energy to launch a ball grade 4: investigation and experimentation 6a, 6c-d grade 5: investigation and elastic potential energy: potential energy due to tension – either stretch (rubber bands, etc) or compression. A great example of the difference between kinetic and potential energy is from the classic snake-in-a-can prank this is an old joke where you give someone a can of peanuts and tell them to open it, but inside is actually a long spring that pops out when the lid is twisted off because the spring is usually.
Bottom using experiments and analysis, they investigated the length, as did french , sawicki , and gluck  the spring wilson  investigated the slinky in its arch configuration accounting for the elastic potential energy of the springs alone will only correspond to equilibrium shapes in the. Release the elastic band so that it hits the matchbox across the desk measure the distance that the match box moves across the desk record the distance in the table below put the empty match box back in its original position on the desk repeat the experiment several times but stretch the elastic band a bit more than. Kids check out an example of elastic potential energy by building a rollback can and learning how it works in this cool 4th grade science fair project idea.
Encourage the students to research the force of gravity, elastic potential energy, rubber band elasticity, and hooke's law hooke's law states that, for perfect springs, force = the spring constant x distance, where the spring constant is a property of the material the spring constant of typical rubber bands varies widely ,.
For example, gravitational potential energy is associated with the gravitational force acting on object's mass elastic potential energy with the elastic force ( ultimately electromagnetic force) acting on the elasticity of a deformed object electrical potential energy with the coulombic force strong nuclear force or weak nuclear. Before beginning the experiment, students are asked to list and describe the dif physics 250 laboratory: conservation of energy this is a lab activity involving transformations between the gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, and kinetic energy of a system an air track with a glider and a photo gate. In the conservation of elastic potential energy advanced inquiry lab kit for ap physics 1, explore the conversion of kinetic energy into gravitational potential energy using spheres and inclined planes.
Tennis, basketball, etc) metric scale (optional) chair hard floor this activity is based on an experiment created by steve quintavalla at the usga test center from potential to kinetic energy height of release gravitational potential energy kinetic energy elastic potential energy sound energy height of first bounce. In this experiment, you will measure the position and velocity as a function of time for an oscillating mass and spring system, and from those data, plot the kinetic and potential energies of the system energy is present in three forms for the mass and spring system the mass m, with velocity v, can have kinetic energy ke. Plan and carry out an investigation to find the amount of energy transferred when various electrical appliances are in use this should be restricted to appliances that can the amount of elastic potential energy stored in a stretched spring can be calculated using the equation: (assuming the limit of proportionality has not.