Potential & Kinetic Energy

October 10, 2018

Sixth grade science has started out with a BANG…literally.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy, and the National Team partnered up, and picked a project that best explained a change from potential energy to kinetic energy.  We had different varieties of pop and Mentos reactions, and different types of volcanoes.  One volcano used the typical vinegar and baking soda and another type had a mixture of yeast.  We also had ramps, balloon cars and of, course a paper airplane.

We had some grand successes and a few…well…not so grand experiments.  However, I think all the students can now explain a change from potential energy to kinetic energy. 

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