Energy Skate Park

Energy Skate Park is an online simulation that allows students to explore physics by building tracks for their skateboarder utilizing different ramps.  With the creation of each ramp, students are able to see the effects of potential energy, kinetic energy, and friction; more importantly, students are able to see how each of these areas of physics are interrelated through the lens of their skateboard ramp.  This simulation would be appropriate for upper elementary school and perhaps middle school science students.

The simulation can be found here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: