Lab # 4.1 Mechanics: Chapter 2 Go! Go! Go!

In this experiment, you will plot a graph that represents the motion of an object.

Sometimes two quantities are related to each other, and the relationship is easy to see. Sometimes the relationship is harder to see. In either case, a graph of the two quantities often reveals the nature of the relationship. In this experiment, students will plot a graph that represents the motion of a real object.

Required Equipment

Constant Velocity Car, butcher paper (or continuous—imperforated—paper towel, or equivalent)
access to tape, stopwatch, meter stick, graph paper.


Student Worksheet   Teacher Notes

Constant Velocity Car (Carts)

In Stock SKU: 44-1090

Digital Stopwatch Timer

In Stock SKU: 52-3200

Meter Stick 6 pack

In Stock SKU: P1-7072

1000g/10 N Spring Scale

In Stock SKU: 01-6962

Hooked Mass Set

In Stock SKU: P1-1000

Roll of String

In Stock SKU: PX-2134

The "Graph Paper", "Tape" and "Butcher Paper" required for this lab is readily available at your office or school supply store. Each lab group would need access to one of each see lab detail for specific use.

Collin Wassilak

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