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Position Match Graph
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 motion as a change of position in a graphical form. Students:
- Understand the difference between distance and position.
- Experience motion as a change of position.
- Interpret a position versus time graph.
Students will gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring the position of an object using a motion sensor.
- Tracking the change of position of an object using a graphical representation.
- Interpreting a graphical representation of position 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.
Rod stand for motion sensor (optional)
Object to hold (textbook, basketball, etc.) (optional)
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