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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...

Analyzing Motion
Analyzing Motion

Science students: Start your engines! "When I pull out the constant velocity cars, I usually hear a chorus of, 'All right!' from the class. That's what I think, too, because these powerful miniature dune buggies are so effective at helping...

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

Purpose In this experiment, you will plot a graph that represents the motion of an object. Discussion Sometimes two quantities are related to each other, and the relationship is easy to see. Sometimes the relationship is harder to see. In...

Lab # 2.1   Mechanics:  Walking the Plank
Lab # 2.1 Mechanics: Walking the Plank

Purpose In this activity, students will measure and interpret the forces acting on an object when the object is in equilibrium. Discussion Consider two sign painters who work on a scaffold (a plank of wood suspended by ropes at both...