# What type of energy did the popper have as it started launching upward?

When the popper hits the ground, its stored elastic energy was released. This is what caused the popper to bounce higher than the point from which it was dropped. In chemistry, this is referred to as ACTIVATION ENERGY.

## What type of energy is a popper?

Kinetic energy is found by using a dynamics formula to find the popper’s starting velocity. Students will find that the popper reaches a greater height than it should, given the amount of kinetic energy it started with!

## What is the mass of a popper?

In this activity, we will study energy concepts using an object called a “popper” which is a rubber hemispherical shaped toy, 4.5 cm in diameter, with a mass of 10.1 grams.

## How do you make a popper go higher?

Drop the popper with the “bulge” pointing upward. When the popper hits the ground the stored elastic energy will be released and will cause the popper to bounce higher than the point from which it was dropped.

## How does a dropper Popper work?

20 Dropper Poppers and 40 Ping Pong Balls Requires a small amount of “activation energy” to work. It is molded into a very special shape that allows it to store elastic potential energy and then convert it to kinetic energy with a POP when dropped from a low height.

## What happens to a bicycle’s mechanical energy when you apply the brakes and stop?

When you apply the brakes, the bicycle’s mechanical energy is not destroyed. The mechanical energy is transformed into thermal energy. Friction between the brake pad of a car and the moving wheel transforms mechanical energy into thermal energy (heat).

## What would the gravitational potential energy be if the bucket were raised twice as high?

If the bucket were raised twice as high, it would have 200. J of potential energy.

## What does it mean to say that in any system the total energy score stays the same?

As per law of conservation of energy, the energy of an isolated system cannot be destroyed or created. It always converts from one form to the another. Since in an isolated system, the energy always converts from one form to the another, hence the total energy of the system always stays the same.

## What makes a popper pop?

A string runs a few centimetres into the handle of the popper and comes out the other side for someone to pull. When the string is pulled it creates friction within the stick as it rubs against the sides. This creates heat and ignites the gunpowder, producing a small explosion and the trademark party popper ‘bang’.

## What are those rubber popper things called?

An eye popper, rubber popper, hopper popper or jumping popper is a children’s toy. It consists of a small, dome-shaped piece of rubber or similar material resembling a half of a rubber ball; the shape of a smile is often imprinted on the dome.

## What force helps brakes stop the car?

Friction braking is the most commonly used braking method in modern vehicles. It involves the conversion of kinetic energy to thermal energy by applying friction to the moving parts of a system. The friction force resists motion and in turn generates heat, eventually bringing the velocity to zero.

## How can friction between a bicycle’s parts be reduced?

In most of the machine friction is reduced by using ball bearing. The Wheels of the bicycle turn on sets of ball bearing. These ball bearings reduce friction because they roll rather than slide.

## How do brakes slow down the motion?

When brakes are applied, there is a force applied which acts in the opposite direction of motion of vehicles. Thus, the force of friction comes into play on applying the brakes. This force is responsible for slowing down of vehicles.

## What 2 ways can a machine alter an input force?

A machine can alter an input force by changing its (1) magnitude, or (2) direction. All machines are subject to energy conservation in that no machine can output more energy (do more work) than the energy put into it.

## How high above the ground is a 20kg box if it has 500 joules of potential energy?

How high above the ground is a 20 kg box if it has 500 joules of gravitational potential energy? 25 m 17. An astronaut in full space gear climbs a vertical ladder on the earth. Later, the astronaut makes the same climb on the moon.

## How does the position of the object from the ground affect the amount of gravitational potential energy of the object?

Since the gravitational potential energy of an object is directly proportional to its height above the zero position, a doubling of the height will result in a doubling of the gravitational potential energy. A tripling of the height will result in a tripling of the gravitational potential energy.

## When a roller coaster fall towards the ground what happens to the potential energy?

PE is converted to KE as the object falls. The total energy of the object at each position is always the same. It is not possible for the falling object to have more than 100 J of total energy, unless it is acted upon by an outside force.

## How does potential and kinetic energy work on a roller coaster?

At the top of the hill, the cars have a great deal of gravitational potential energy, equal to the cars’ weight multiplied by the height of the hill. When the cars are released from the chain and begin coasting down the hill, potential energy transforms into kinetic energy until they reach the bottom of the hill.

## How does conservation of energy apply to roller coasters?

The Law of Conservation of Energy states that within a closed system, energy can change form, but it cannot be created or destroyed. In other words, the total amount of energy remains constant. On a roller coaster, energy changes from potential to kinetic and back again many times over and over the course of the ride.

## What are Pop Its made of TNT?

In case you were wondering, Pop Its don’t contain TNT. That is simply their brand name. Pop Its are trick noisemaker “rocks”, commonly seen around the 4th of July and Chinese New Year, that pop when they are stepped on or thrown against a hard surface.

## How does a confetti popper work?

Confetti cannons work by using energy from compressed nitrogen, which is stored in a cylinder at the bottom of the cannon. The nitrogen is released by turning a catch to undo the stopper that kept it in place, and surges through the cannon at speed, pushing the confetti out from the top of the tube.

## What are Pop Its used for?

What is a sensory toy? Fidget toys like Pop Its have been used by health care professionals as a way of helping children who have anxiety or sensory difficulties. This is where a child finds it difficult to respond to information from their senses.

## What is a finger Popper?

About Finger Poppers. Give your fingers a great work-out! Fun little rubbery 2″ poppers that are awesome for building finger strength and bilateral coordination skills. Flip ’em inside out, set ’em down, then sit back and watch ’em spring up into the air.