IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Engineering Option 02
Investigate Engineering Principles in your Patrol (Forces -Who has the Potential (Energy)
Aim of Badge To take on an engineering project – everyone can be an engineer!
This Badge has 4 options of which 4 must be completed
Option 4 has 5 sub sections of which 1 must be completed using the engineering design process
WHO HAS THE POTENTIAL (ENERGY)?
In this exercise we will investigate two types of energy that are ever-present in our lives: potential energy and kinetic (moving) energy
If you are moving you have kinetic energy
Kinetic energy is energy associated with the velocity (speed) and mass of an object
A light object moving slowly will have much less kinetic energy than a heavy object moving fast
Potential energy is the innate (essential) energy of an object due to its position, or the amount of energy it has stored
For example, water at the top of the waterfall (before it falls) has more potential energy than the water at the bottom
In many cases these two energies work in tandem
Take the waterfall, for example: the water has maximum potential at the top of the waterfall and minimum kinetic energy.
As the water gushes at high speed over the top the water loses height (and with it potential energy) but gains kinetic energy
A similar principle works in rollercoasters
The rollercoaster climbs to a high point and then works by transforming the losses of potential to gain speed, and conversely the losses of speed to gain potential.
However, potential energy is not only related to height – potential energy is created for example in a spring before it is released or indeed is captured in chemical bonds.
1. Guides complete the activity (see attached file )
Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes pages 2
- Branch Weekend 2018
- Engineering Principles
- Interest Badge Guide Engineering
- Trefoil News Spring 2018
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