GPE Dropping Masses CEE By: nay tha gay

Claim: More energy will be transfer if the object has a higher mass and height when it is dropping


The data we collect for mass show that when we dropped the object with a mass of .001 kg, the joules the mass gave was 0.981 J and when we dropped the object at .900 kg, the joules it gave was 8.829 J.
The data we collected for height show that we kept the mass the same but change the height. When we dropped the 500 kg from 0.2 m high, the joules it gave was 0.981 J and when we dropped it form a height of 1m the joules it gave was 4.905 J.


The object with more mass had more joules because it stored more potential energy. Then when we dropped it, all of the potential energy transfer to the sand and made more forces. The height also affect because when it was at the highest and we dropped it, the transfer was much faster, making more of an impact. The more mass or higher height = more GPE and GPE is equal to the work is done to lift the object.


Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano: NASA’s View from Space"

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