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Percent Error in Vertical Jump Lab


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Trevor H., Sabrina D., Dan V.


Vertical Jump Test Lab

                During this lab, our group noticed several things that have high percent error. If we could redesign the lab, one major thing we could incorporate is using a tandem vertical jump tester instead of using tape. This allows us to find the maximum height the person reaches because with using tape, you don’t necessarily mark the max height you reach, since you’re only at max height for a split second. Also, instead of using a stopwatch, we could have used a more advanced laser system, in which the laser marks the exact time you leave the ground and return to the ground. Overall, using both these new ways of testing time in the air and distance of the vertical jump, the percent error would be extremely less and more precise.

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