Education Technology

Bell Ringer: Work and Power

Published on 08/04/2010

Activity Overview

Students use a simulation of a box on an inclined plane to explore the relationship between power, work, and time.

Key Steps

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    Students investigate the relationships between power, work, and time. They first slide a simulated box up an inclined plane and observe how the work done on the box changes as the box moves up the plane.

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    They calculate the power expended moving the box up the plane.

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    Finally, they vary the force applied to the box and the velocity of the box and observe the effects on work and power.