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Why Does Kinetic Energy Change?

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Why Does Kinetic Energy Change?

Physical Science

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You will get to discover how kinetic and potential energy can be interconverted, and perform experiments to explore and measure kinetic and potential energy.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain why kinetic energy decreases on frictional surfaces.
  • Explain why the kinetic energy of a pendulum decreases during its oscillation.

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Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms: kinetic energy and potential energy.
Course Physical Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary kinetic energy, potential energy,