What is Energy? It is a simple question but is notorious for troubling even esteemed physicists. Students use energy as a word, as a concept, and as a physical quantity that can be calculated almost every day. But what does it really mean?
Eligibility: Classes II to V.
In this workshop, we lay the foundation for the concepts of Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy in a fun and interactive manner. Physics is never more fun when it is learnt through activities like stick-bomb, where elastic potential energy is given an explosive (but safe) demonstration.
Other tentative experiments:
Crater Impact: Understand how gravitational potential energy is converted to a destructive force. This activity introduces quantitative analysis- the method of making scientific observations, recording data and simple calculations.
Double-Ball Impact: Understand momentum transfer and the importance of mass and velocity when it comes to collisions. Apply this knowledge to traffic safety, billiards and many more real-life phenomena.