Energy Transformation Lab
For this lab you will be looking at the conversion of elastic energy into kinetic energy.
- Adjust the mass of the hockey player and the spring constant of the spring that will propel him down the ice.
- Zoom in to compress the spring and build up elastic energy.
- Fire Trevor to convert the energy to kinetic energy.
Use the timer to determine Trevor's speed through the neutral zone (blue line to blue line). You are to find out how the mass, spring constant and compression affect this speed.