Energy Skate Park
Part A: Intro
Go to the simulation at the URL above.
It will give you a choice of 4 sections to click
on (Intro, Measure, Graphs, and Playground).
Start by clicking on Intro.
Click and drag on the skateboarder to move her to the top of the track.
Let go, and
observe her go back and forth.
Try out the slow motion feature.
next to the play/pause button at the
You can answer any of the following questions at full or slow speed.
Try out the
Pause the simulation and hit the
to the right
button to step forward one frame of animation at a time.
On the right side, you will see that Friction is set to “None.”
Keep it that way for
What do you notice about the maximum height that the skater reaches on the left side
compared to the maximum height on the right side?
(Note: if you look in the bottom
left of the simulation, you can turn on a
that will help to answer this, or you can
use the tape measure
found in the bottom right corner.)
Date ____________ Period _______