Kinematics

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LAB: Popper Lab

Write up for an open-ended "popper" lab in which students use their kinematic equations to determine the launch velocity of a popper toy.

Popper toys can be found in a variety of places such as Amazon, CVS and Wal-Mart, as well as Oriental Trading.
CVS Spring Toys item number is SKU# 439412, bar code 50428 06656, "Spring Up & Catch Game", \$2.99 each or 2/\$5
Walmart item number is #ES-41035, 6 to a package for \$2.98, called the "Sport Pop-Up Game", bar code 79940 41035

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LAB: How Does a Ball Roll

Students use their knowledge of acceleration and kinematic equations to find the acceleration of two different balls rolling down an incline.  A nice "early lab activity" following introduction of the kinematic equations to get students a hands-on application of their problem-solving principles as well as continued development of general measurement and lab procedures.

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Motion Graphs - Write the Story

Students are presented a d-t graph and asked to create the corresponding v-t graph and formulate an appropriate story around it. Then they are given a v-t graph, asked to produce a corresponding d-t graph, and formulate an appropriate story.

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PASCO motion sensors: An introduction

This lab is designed to permit students to become comfortable with the PASCO interface and associated software. In addition, displacement versus time graphs are introduced and analyzed.

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PASCO motion sensor - velocity

This is a motion sensor lab in which students are exposed to the idea of linear velocity. More specifically, it's designed to introduce them that the velocity sign indicates direction.

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PASCO: Acceleration on inclined plane

This is a basic motion detector lab in which a cart is released from a standing position , allowed to roll down an inclined plane, hit a magnetic bumper, rebound back a bit, and repeat. Graphs of displacement, velocity, and acceleration are analyzed.

* I've left all of my labs in word format so that the user can tailor them accordingly to suit their needs. We're in this together, after all.