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Use a motion sensor to introduce the concept of representing motion as a change of position in a graphical form.
This activity introduces students to the concept of representing acceleration as a change of velocity in a graphical form. This activity allows students to:
- Understand that average acceleration over a given time is the change in velocity divided by the change in time.
- Describe acceleration properly as the change in velocity with respect to time.
- Interpret a velocity versus time graph.
Students will gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring the velocity of an object using a motion sensor.
- Tracking the change of velocity of an object using a graphical representation.
- Interpreting a graphical representation of velocity versus time.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
The PASPORT Motion Sensor accurately measures position, velocity, and acceleration of a target. Can be used to track the motion of carts, balls, people and more.
Dynamics track pivot clamp
Dynamics track end stop
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