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Getting Faster

Figure from experiment 5 from Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct® Sensor Cart

Introduction

You may have noticed that an object rolling down a hill starts out slowly and then speeds up. In this activity, you will measure the maximum speed of a cart or toy car as it rolls down a ramp from different starting positions. You will use Graphical Analysis to measure the speed of a Sensor Cart.

Objectives

  • Measure speed.
  • Record data.
  • Graph results.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

Graphical Analysis 4

Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct® Sensor Cart

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Investigating Friction
2Levers as Machines
3Pulleys as Machines
4Ramps as Machines
5Getting Faster
6Crash Test
7Newton's Second Law

Experiment 5 from Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct® Sensor Cart Lab Book

Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct<sup>®</sup> Sensor Cart book cover

Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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