Rotational Kinetic Energy: The Forgotten Energy

Objective:

The purpose of my presentation is to introduce the concept of Rotational Kinetic Energy to high school students, but to urge them to critically analyze their surroundings in light of problems they donít understand.

Rotational kinetic energy and moment of inertia arenít introduced to the physics student until their first year of university physics; however, I was interested in having a simple demo which caused the viewers to question what they saw


The Meat:

The Demo

Lesson Plan

Powerpoint Slides

Acknowledgements

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