This is a very simple yet powerful demonstration that shows how potential energy and kinetic energy transfer from one to the other and back again, over and over. Once you wrap your head around this concept, you’ll be well on your way to designing world-class roller coasters.
For these experiments, find your materials:
- some string
- a bit of tape
- a washer or a weight of some kind
- set of magnets (at least 6, but more is better)