Take a moment to answer these questions.

  • What will happen to your speed when you go up a hill?
  • What type of energy do you gain as you go up?
  • What do you need to do to maintain a consistent energy level of you on your bike (your system)?
  • Why do you think that's the case?

Lets build you, on a smart bike!

  • Done! I've built my bike.

Try out your bike.

  • My bike is moving forward 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 weird curve at the beginning of the power line?
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Let's go uphill!

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

Repeat with a different slope. Make a prediction!

  • 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

  • How would you summarize your experiment?
  • Can you describe one way to gain potential energy?

Nice work in the field!