Work, Energy and Power

Lunar Leaper

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Gravity on the Moon is about 1/6th that on the Earth. A pole-vaulter 2 metres tall can clear a 5 metres pole on the Earth. How high a pole could he clear on the Moon?

Powerfully Fast

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

High Jumping

Age 14 to 18

How high can a high jumper jump? How can a high jumper jump higher without jumping higher? Read on...

Go Spaceship Go

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power

Light Weights

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how the weight of weights varies across the globe.

Escape from Planet Earth

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

Slingshot

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Play with the energetic forces in this sling shot

The Ultra Particle

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

Sweeping Satellite

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Derive an equation which describes satellite dynamics.