High School / Physics

Relative Motion

In this lab lab, students will use motion sensors to apply the concepts of relative motion and frames of reference to understanding velocity as a vector quantity in one-dimensional motion.

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Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

Variable Speed Motorized Cart

Variable Speed Motorized Cart

Cart has adjustable speed and climbs up a 30 degree slope.

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Physics Through Inquiry

Relative Motion