POTENTIAL AND KINETIC ENERGY KIT
Shows the difference between potential and kinetic energy and how it can change from one to the other.
This versatile kit is part of a series that allows many experiments using different arrangements of their parts. Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of the kit to the Work Panel (ES1) (supplied separately) to study or show an engineering science topic.
This kit includes a pendulum, a spring and a flywheel for experiments in potential and kinetic energy.
Students test each part to discover the difference between potential and kinetic energy and the transfer of energy from one form to another.
The kit introduces students to key engineering terms such as ‘moment of inertia’ and ‘elastic potential energy’. TecQuipment supplies a CD-ROM with the Work Panel (ES1). It includes all the worksheets, guidance notes and lecturer notes (with answers) needed for typical experiments with each kit. The selection of parts in the kits and the choice of fixing points on the Work Panel means that teachers or lecturers may extend the experiments to an even greater range.
- Kinetic and potential energy in a pendulum
- Elastic potential energy in a spring
- Kinetic energy in a flywheel
An ancillary unit to the TM1018 for performing acceleration tests on a simple flywheel (included) and the TM1018 gear drive unit. It also provides a facility for static friction tests on the TM1018 gear drive unit.