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Annie Li and Sahim Wallace WH – Physics Mountney,3/4 Energy Park Simulation 1.

What do you notice about the relationship of kinetic, potential, and total energies from looking at the bar graphs? When is kinetic and potential energy greatest in relation to the skater’s location? Something noticed is that kinetic and potential energy are inversely proportional. The total energy never changes, while kinetic energy is its greatest at the lowest point, and potential energy is its greatest at the highest points. 2. What do you notice about the relationship of kinetic, potential, and total energies from looking at the bar graphs? As the skater eventually comes to rest, looking at your bar graphs where does all the energy go? What happens to total energy? We noticed that the skater does not reach the same height on the other side as previously seen in the prior simulation. As the skater comes to rest, all the energy is converted to thermal energy. Eventually, the total energy equals the thermal energy. 3. What is one thing you learned about physics while experimenting in the skate park? One thing that we learned is potential and kinetic energy are equal at the midpoints between the highest point and the lowest point.