Summary of Energy & Air Resistance

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The goal of the Energy & Air Resistance virtual lab is to allow students the opportunity to investigate into the factors that impact potential and kinetic energy. Students conduct their investigation into how height, mass, and volume can change potential, kinetic, and mechanical energy.

Performance Expectations

HS-PS3-1   Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

HS-PS3-2   Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative positions of particles (objects)