Students use formulae to calculate the kinetic energy existing within the carriages when they are in use
This resource is for key stage 4 students who are covering forces and kinetic energy as part of the science element of the science (physics and additional science) curriculum for all exam boards.
It allows students who visit Isle of Wight Steam Railway to engage, post-visit, with the scientific aspects of this environment.
Students can use formulae to work out how much kinetic energy is utilised in the carriages for each section of the journey.
Students will present their observations and data using appropriate methods, including tables, showing how they have completed calculations.
Students need to have done some preparatory work on speed/time/distance graphs and displacement graphs, as well as work on force/energy.
Completion of Science key stage 4 Isle of Wight Steam Railway resource that precedes this resource (101621/2)
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Students will be able to demonstrate, practise and consolidate their understanding of the scientific principles identified above.
Students will be able to practise and present observations and data using appropriate methods, including tables whilst using and devising equations.