Motion on an Inclined Air Track

Motion on an Inclined Air Track

In this simple lab using an air track and two photogates, students will calculate the acceleration of a glider sliding on an incline, and calculate the force that caused the acceleration. Simple connected photogates are needed for this lab. They need to display the time they are blocked, and the time between. Note that "time between" is from the beginning of one gate to the beginning of the other.

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

Required Equipment
Air Track, Timer and Photogates, Meter stick, Balance

Economy Air Track

In Stock SKU: P4-2710

Timer and Photogates

In Stock SKU: P4-1450

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Collin Wassilak

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