Gravitational Potential and Kinetic Energy

What are the factors that affect the gravitational potential energy? Use the video to describe the process of calculating GPE and how it is converted to kinetic energy. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to choose a location on Earth and determine their gravitation potential energy when standing in that spot
  • Have your classes use a graphic organizer to record new vocabulary and examples
Classroom Considerations
  • Builds from the previous lessons in a 49-part series
Pros
  • Emphasizes new vocabulary during the lesson
Cons
  • The speed of the video makes it difficult to absorb all the important information