Measuring Constant Velocity

Measuring Constant Velocity

A moving object experiences a change in its position in a certain time. For constant velocity, the change in position over each equivalent time period is constant. Students will graph the position vs. time of a moving car. The graph will be a straight line whose slope is the car's velocity.

Required Equipment

Arbor Scientific Constant Velocity Car (Carts)
Arbor Scientific Digital Stopwatch Timer

Cary Busby

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Cary Busby for her work in developing this lab. Cary is a former high school physics teacher and has presented physics related workshops at NSTA conferences and State science conferences around the country.

January 01, 2005 Collin Wassilak

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