Demonstrate the conservation and conversion of mechanical energy.
- All metal construction
- Includes activity guide
This classic device is used to demonstrate the conservation of mechanical energy and its conversion from one form to another. After the wheel is rotated by hand to roll the supporting cords to the top and then released, its potential energy turns into kinetic energy of rotation as it falls. When the wheel reaches the bottom position, kinetic energy changes back to potential energy as it rolls the cords up again. This process continues until all the energy is lost to friction.