Title: Cat-Traption and the Conservation of Energy
This learning activity shows how energy is transferred from one object to another and can engage students in a discussion related to kinetic energy. The students will observe an animation and record the movement of the objects much like that of a "Rube Goldberg" contraption that sets a chain of events in motion to complete a task. The students will then answer a series of questions related to the animation and apply concepts associated with the law of conservation of energy.
This activity was created as a result of the GAP Project Resource Summit.
Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 16: