Driving question : What is the motion of a trampoline jumper?

In this activity students measure on the video clip and graph the movement of a trampoline jumper. Students create the velocity and acceleration versus time graphs and analyse both graphs. They investigate the relationship investigate the relationship between the position, the velocity and the acceleration of the jumper.

Topic: Harmonic motion,
Concepts: Acceleration, Acceleration due to gravity, Simple harmonic motion,
Grade level: High School (14-18 years),
Activity type: Data video,
Sensors: Not applicable,
Interface requirements: Not applicable,

The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.

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The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.

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The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.

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Coach Activity/Result file can be opened in the Coach 7 Program. This requires Coach 7 to be installed on your computer.

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