What happens to people in automobile collisions is important information for car manufacturers. Crash dummies are often used in collision studies. Velocity is one of the most important factors in such collision studies. In this experiment, you will study the relationship between car velocity and the distance a “crash dummy” is thrown during a collision. You will use a Sensor Cart to measure the velocity of the cart and a ruler to measure the distance a crash dummy is thrown.
Measure distances an action figure is thrown.
Graph the results.
Make conclusions from your results.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.