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Instantaneous and Average Speed

In this lab, students will measure a cart's average speed between photogates to observe the difference between instantaneous and average speed.

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Position and Velocity

In this lab, students will investigate the relationship between position and velocity using a Motion Sensor to measure the position of a motorized...

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Velocity and Acceleration

In this lab, students analyze graphs of position and velocity to determine constant velocity and constant acceleration.

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Great Race

In this lab, students will race the Fan Cart and Motorized Cart.The Fan Cart gets off to a slow start, but has a constant acceleration. The Motorized...

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Equations of Motion

In this lab, students will generate graphs of position and velocity for a cart accelerating down an incline. Then, they'll compare their user-defined...

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Acceleration Due to Gravity

In this lab, students measure the acceleration of a cart moving down an incline, then, compare their measured value to the theoretical.

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Freefall Picket Fence

In this lab, students generate velocity vs. time graph for a picket fence free-falling through a Photogate. Then, students will use their graphs...

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Acceleration on an Inclined Plane

In this lab, students will study the relationship between position, velocity and acceleration of a cart as it moves up and down an inclined track.

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Projectile Motion

Use photogates to measure time of flight and the initial launch velocity of the ball and predict the range fired at an angle off the table onto...

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Projectile against Wall

A ball is fired towards a wall at a fixed distance away. At what angle should the ball be launched so that it hits the wall at the highest location?

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