College / Physics

Conservation of Energy

In this lab, students use a SMART cart to perform an experiment that explores how a cart's kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and total mechanical energy change as it rolls up and down an inclined track under the force of gravity.

Source: Essential College Physics


Student Files

SC_Conservation_of_Energy_JJ1.cap 8.11 KB
SC_Conservation_of_Energy_JJ10.docx 217.72 KB
SC_Conservation_of_Energy_JJ10.pdf 351.37 KB
SC_Conservation_of_Energy_JJ2.spklab 5.74 KB

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Basic Smart Cart Metal Track 1.2 m System

The Basic Smart Cart and Metal Track 1.2m System includes two Wireless Smart Carts and a 1.2 m aluminum track without the accessories package.

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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