# Driving with Energy

```Driving with Energy
Does greater potential energy convert into greater kinetic energy?
Hypothesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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Materials:
2 meter sticks (additional meter stick may be needed if car exceeds meter sticks)
tape
friction car
Driving with Energy data sheet
Procedures:
1. Meter Reader will tape down meter sticks to floor with the meter sticks touching 0 cm to 0 cm.
2. Energy Engineer will position friction car at 0 cm and pull it back to the designated distance for trials # 1 - 4 listed in the
data chart below.
3. Data Manager will record your findings on chart.
4. For trial #5, as a group decide how far to pull back the friction car and record your findings.
FRICTION CAR DISTANCE DATA
Trial #
Pullback Distance of
Friction Car
Distance Traveled by
Friction Car
1
5 cm
cm
2
10 cm
cm
3
15 cm
cm
4
20 cm
cm
5
cm
Results: ________________________________________________________________________
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Conclusion: _____________________________________________________________________
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KepleyTonya
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:27:56 AM ET
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