Day 18: Energy Conservation on Galileo’s Ramp

Several students didn’t believe the energy skate park simulation that, without friction, the skater always returns to the same height even if the U shaped track is asymmetric (has a different steepness on each side). So I set up an impromptu real life version using 2 dynamics tracks of different lengths. Kids were impressed.

Galileoramp

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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