Physics Course One
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Sample Lesson: Constant Acceleration Kinematics


In investigation 4A, the Instructors collect velocity and acceleration data for a cart rolling down a ramp, and a cart rolling up, stopping, and rolling back down a ramp. Students use the analysis tools in SPARKvue to explore and learn about the relationship between the slope of a velocity graph and acceleration. They use the acceleration and elapsed time to find the final velocity and compare it to the velocity measured during the investigation. In investigation 4B, position and velocity data are collected for a cart projected up a ramp by a spring loaded plunger. Students use the analysis tools in SPARKvue to explore and learn about the relationship between the area under a velocity graph and the displacement. Then, they test their conclusion by analyzing two non-uniform motion examples.

Sample Teacher Files

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4A Acceleration SPARKvue Data File 15.69 KB
4B Models of Accelerated Motion SPARKvue Data File 133.21 KB

Sample Student Files

4A Acceleration Investigation - Student Lab Handout (PDF) 1.06 MB
4A Acceleration Investigation - Student Lab Handout (DOCX) 1,011.40 KB
4A Acceleration Investigation - Student Lab Handout (Google Slides) 21.56 KB
4B Models of Accelerated Motion Investigation - Student Lab Handout (PDF) 415.66 KB
4B Models of Accelerated Motion Investigation - Student Lab Handout (DOCX) 371.43 KB
4B Models of Accelerated Motion Investigation - Student Lab Handout (Google Slides) 41.23 KB