Physics 11 – Having sorted through pie charts, played with the Phet Energy Skateboard Park, and given a worked example, students were put into groups and each group was given a different situation to analyze in terms of energy transfer. We then got together for whole class discussion and exhibition of worked solutions.
Some great observations by students
“Since there’s friction, shouldn’t some of the kinetic energy transfer to thermal energy?”
“On the left side you have 5 bars but on the right side you only have four.”
All in all, very good classes today.