Bowling Ball Pendulum demo
In this IIHS-HLDI in the Classroom demonstration, Dr. Griff Jones discusses gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, and the law of conservation of energy.
The IIHS-HLDI in the Classroom website is a free education resource for students and teachers. It expands on the topics explored in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s two popular science education films, “Understanding Car Crashes: It’s Basic Physics” and “Understanding Car Crashes: When Physics Meets Biology.”
IIHS collaborated with Dr. Jones, a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, and the University of Florida College of Education's Department of E-Learning, Technology and Communications Services to create the new site. It includes both films and 11 classroom activities. Each activity features content for students and password-protected teacher resources, including lesson plans and answer keys. The activities, which align with Next Generation Science Standards, focus on topics such as inertia, momentum, impulse and energy. Additional videos and other crash-safety resources are also available.
The website aims to reinforce important physics and biology concepts while providing students the knowledge to make safe decisions while riding in or driving a vehicle.
More information at https://classroom.iihs.org