Showing 23 experiments that use the Basic Smart Cart Metal Track 1.2 m System.

College / Physics

Speed and Velocity Graphs

Use a Smart Cart to perform a conceptual exploration of graphs of speed versus velocity.

Source: Dynamics Systems

College / Physics

Momentum and Impulse

How is the impulse imparted to an object in a collision related to the change in momentum of the object? Investigate the relationship between...

Source: Dynamics Systems

College / Physics

Momentum and Explosions

How is the total momentum of a two-object system affected by an explosion? Experimentally determine if linear momentum is conserved in a system...

Source: Dynamics Systems

College / Physics

Graphical Analysis: Motion

How is the shape of an object’s position-time, velocity-time, and acceleration-time graph related to its motion? Experimentally determine the...

Source: Dynamics Systems

College

Conservation of Momentum

How is the momentum and kinetic energy of a two-object system affected by a collision? Experimentally demonstrate that linear momentum and kinetic...

Source: Dynamics Systems

College / Physics

Average Speed and Velocity

Use a Smart Cart to graph position versus time. Use the data to compare average speed and velocity to instantaneous velocity.

Source: Dynamics Systems

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.

Source: Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide

High School / STEM

Force

In this activity, students will use motion and force sensors to analyze the relationships between force, mass, and acceleration.

Source: STEM Module - Egg Drop

High School / STEM

Impact Force

In this activity, students will use force sensors to measure forces produced during a collision. Then, they'll use their data to determine the...

Source: STEM Module - Egg Drop

High School / STEM

Momentum

In this activity, students will measure and compare changes in momentum for an object during elastic and inelastic collisions.

Source: STEM Module - Collisions

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