6th Grade Science Students Study Energy and Motion using Skateboarding
6th grade science students, with teacher Christina Davis, have been learning about energy, forces, and motion. They completed a Phet virtual simulation by visiting a "virtual skate park" yesterday. They were asked to see how changing the mass of the skateboarder, or the height at which she begins her descent, affected potential and kinetic energy. At the end, the students needed to design their own skate park. They will revisit their park next week and see how adding friction into the mix affects things. Students submitted screenshots of their skateparks and findings, such as the one by Caden seen here.