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.

   Indicates the level of technology required for the lab activity.  Good for grade levels 5 through 9 Good for grade levels 9 through 12    

Required Equipment
Constant Velocity Car, Measuring Tape, Stopwatch, Chalk, Graph paper

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.

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