Take a moment to answer these questions.

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  • What will happen to your speed as you go up a hill?
  • What type of energy do you gain as you’re going up a hill?
  • What must you do in order to maintain a constant energy level when you’re cycling?
  • Why do you think this is the case?

Let’s build you, on a smart bike!

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  • Done! I've built my bike.

Give your bike a go.

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  • My bike is moving forwards and recording values.
  • I can see my graph.
  • I can answer these questions:
  • Why isn't the angle read by the Hub ‘0’?
  • Why is there a strange curve at the beginning of the power line?
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Let's go uphill!

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  • I can see my new graph.
  • I can answer these questions:
    • How would you describe what's happening to the motor's power as the bike goes uphill?
    • Looking at the graph, can you identify where your bike is gaining potential energy?

Repeat with a different slope. Make a prediction!

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  • I've created my path.
  • I've made my estimation graph.
  • I was able to record my data and verify my graph.

Communicate Your Results

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How would you summarise your experiment?

  • Can you describe one way to gain potential energy?

Nice work in the field!