Middle School / Physical Science

Exploring Velocity and Inertia

In this lab, students will use motion sensors to measure the velocity of a cart as it travels down an inclined track and collides with an obstacle.


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Featured Equipment

Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

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

Basic Smart Cart Metal Track 1.2 m System

The Basic Smart Cart and Metal Track 1.2m System includes two Wireless Smart Carts and a 1.2 m aluminum track without the accessories package.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #05

Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide

Exploring Velocity and Inertia