Day 36: Breaking the Energy Model


In AP, students are predicting the landing point of a ball rolling off the end of the ramp. They are about to all fail in their predictions as the ball will not even land on the paper. They approached the problem treating the ball as a point particle. We’ll use this failure of the model to introduce rotational energy and they’ll preform the task again next week with their revised model.


About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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