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Skateboard Assembly-Performance Testing

This activity allows students to analyze data from performance testing on skateboards.  The purpose of wheel bearings reducing friction and its effect on the performance of the skateboard are discussed.  Students make predictions, interpolate, and extrapolate based on given data.  The transfer of energy is demonstrated and discussed as it relates to the skateboard performance testing.

Curricular Subjects: 
Mechanical, Potential, and Kinetic Energy, Conservation of Energy, Friction, Interpolating, Extrapolating, Calculating Percent Error, Calculating Averages, Graphing, Line of Best Fit, Writing Equations

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