Conservation of Energy II Experiment

Product Code: EX-5512

Description

A ball is dropped from rest and its height and speed are recorded using a Motion Sensor. The ball’s potential energy and kinetic energy are calculated at various points during the ball’s fall.

The total energy of the ball is examined throughout the fall to determine if there is any change. Balls of different sizes are used to vary the amount of air friction, so that students can see that energy is not conserved when friction is appreciable.


Concepts

  • Potential energy of a falling ball
  • Kinetic energy of a falling ball
  • Use different size balls to change friction

Experiments

Conservation of Energy II Experiment


What’s Included


Supporting Documents

Discover Freefall System Manual 

Large Rod Stand Manual

Motion Sensor Guard Manual

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Included Products

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103A)
(534 KB – .pdf – English)
Discover Freefall System Manual (ME-9889)
(746 KB – .pdf – English)
Motion Sensor Guard Manual SE-7256
(110 KB – .pdf – English)
Large Rod Base Manual (ME-8735)
(46 KB – .pdf – English)

Arabic Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_ara
(106 KB – .pdf – Arabic)

Chinese Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_chi
(918 KB – .pdf – Chinese)

Danish Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_dan
(176 KB – .pdf – Danish)

French Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_fre
(85 KB – .pdf – French)

German Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_gem
(75 KB – .pdf – German)

Italian Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_ita
(182 KB – .pdf – Italian)

Japanese Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_jpn
(140 KB – .pdf – Japanese)

Portuguese Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_por
(75 KB – .pdf – Portuguese)

Russian Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103A)_rus
(379 KB – .pdf – Russian)

Spanish Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_spa
(78 KB – .pdf – Spanish)

Swedish Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_swe
(79 KB – .pdf – Swedish)
Experiment File
EX-5512 Conservation of Energy II.zip
(11.4 MB – .zip – English)