Fifth graders are seeing how they can collect new types of data based on different amounts of potential and kinetic energy! Between changing the ramp height and the mass of a car, students collected distance and time data to see the relationship between a car's potential and kinetic energy! Way to go 5th grade!
Fifth graders have collected an array of data in the scientific world and analyzed it. We're moving on to another important way in which data can be collected and analyzed...through energy!
We kicked off our study of energy by looking at two simulations. They've given students an understanding of both potential and kinetic energy and their various forms. They've also given students an understanding of how energy can transform from one form to another!