Featured in PASCO’s Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features over 30 inquiry based labs covering the core topic areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics and more.
Use a motion sensor to apply the concepts of relative motion and frames of reference to understanding velocity as a vector quantity in one-dimensional motion.
Students are introduced to the concept of relative motion and frames of reference. Students:
- Analyze and draw inferences from graphs of the relative velocity between two carts.
- Build a foundational understanding of the meaning of velocity as a vector quantity in one dimensional motion.
Students will gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring the relative velocities between two constant velocity carts as the carts move away from and towards each other.
- Analyzing the graphs of Position versus Time for the various motions, and drawing conclusions about how these speeds are measured with the various carts in motion in both directions.
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.
Your Bundle Options:
A sensor bundle specifically designed to get you started using probeware in your physics lab. Also: perform 26 of the 37 Lab Activities from Physics through Inquiry.
Contains the probeware needed to perform all 37 lab activities in the Physics through Inquiry lab manual.