What a great performance of Cinderella by CHS students. Also, thank you to CHS Tides for the wonderful tours getting our 8th graders ready for high school!
Grab a calculator if you do not have one.
Last week we started a lab in which we will calculate the mechanical, potential and kinetic energy present and transferred during a a climbing fall to determine the maximum height from which our climber can fall and still survive. Over the next couple of days we will keep testing our hypotheses and try to create the safest possible system for our climber.
Today we did a card sort to identify the different types of potential energy as well as their relationship to kinetic energy and mechanical energy. Mechanical Energy is the total amount of energy in the system. It can be expressed by the equation Mechanical Energy = Kinetic + Potential Energy
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.