Education Technology

Conserving Energy Activity - Modeling Motion

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 9 in the Explorations book, Modeling Motion: High School Math Activities with the CBRby Linda Antinone, Sam Gough, and Jill Gough (Texas Instruments Incorporated, 1997).

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
Students will investigate the relationships that exist between potential energy, kinetic energy and total energy.

Have students complete Activity 9 from the EXPLORATIONS book first.

During the Activity

The attached LearningCheck™ appvar extends concepts from the activity above. This LearningCheck™ appvar can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary