Advanced Placement / Physics

Graphical Analysis: Motion

In this lab, students use a motion sensor to measure the position and velocity of a cart on a track to determine the graphical relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration versus time graphs.


Student Files

01_Graphical_Analysis_Motion_013-14555A-CS.cap 10.18 KB
01_AP1_Graphical_Analysis_Motion_S.docx 653.39 KB
01_AP1_Graphical_Analysis_Motion_S.pdf 946.87 KB
01_Graphical_Analysis_Motion_013-14555A-SV.spk2 5.93 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.1 3.A.1.1; 2; 3

Featured Equipment

Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

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

1.2 m Aluminum Dynamics Track

The Starter Dynamics Track is our 1.2 m aluminum track with a metal scale installed. This is just the track and does not come with end stops or feet.

Smart Cart (Red)

Smart Cart (Red)

The Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for your physics lab and includes built-in sensors for measuring force, position, velocity, three axes of acceleration, and three axes of rotational velocity. Patent No. 10481173

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 #01

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Graphical Analysis: Motion