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Sources and Forms of Energy

Rube Goldberg machines

A Rube Goldberg machine is the perfect example of how the conversion of energy, from one form to another, can allow work to be done! Can you identify the various conversions of energy at each step of the following Rube Goldberg machines?

Galilean canon

A Galilean canon is simply a stack of balls, arranged from heaviest to lightest, that when dropped, transfers energy to the topmost ball and send it shooting into the air.