Analysis of situations in which mechanical energy is conserved

Analysis of situations in which mechanical energy is conserved
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource deals with the conservation of total mechanical energy.

The resource is a tutorial on the concepts of the conservation of total mechanical energy (TME) during energy transformations and covers the examples of a pendulum, a roller coaster and a ski jumper.

It also has an accompanying illustrative animation and plenty of practice applications for students to try.

Additional Information

A very thorough tutorial that covers the topic in great detail with animations and problems that students can try themselves to enhance the coverage.

The animations use Flash technology and therefore won't work on the Apple iPad.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences