High School / Physics

Work and Energy

In this lab, students will use motion and force sensors to develop an understanding of the work-energy theorem that relates the work done on an object by a net force to the change in the object’s kinetic energy.


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Featured Equipment

Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

Force Acceleration Sensor

Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor

The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor simultaneously measures force, acceleration, and rotational velocity without the inconvenience of wires.

Super Pulley with Clamp

Super Pulley with Clamp

Upgrade force tables and inclined planes with this pulley and clamp.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #15

Physics Through Inquiry

Work and Energy