This student activity is designed to help students understand the concept of power. The energy required to climb stairs, and the rate at which students can do this, illustrates this concept. The energy requirements for...
This student activity is designed to explore the concept of work. Using inclined planes with different slopes, students are lead to discover the invariance of force times distance for objects starting at the same...
This website allows students to design a simple roller coaster, and it then evaluates the roller coaster based on physical principles such as potential energy and circular motion. It rates the roller coaster on safety...
This article by Paul Doherty, Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, describes the burning peanut experiment and provides an introduction to food energy and how it is measured. The site presents an...
This activity from the Exploratorium provides a technique for determining the center of gravity of a long, thin object using only one?s hands. A yard stick, with a piece of clay to displace its center of mass, is p...
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