Driving question : How do you graph motion?
101010In this activity students record motion graphs. They are asked to walk in front of the Motion detector and a graph of distance vs. time is being plotted real-time on the computer or data-logger screen during their motion. Students are asked to interpret resulting graphs.
Topic: Motion in one direction,
Concepts: Motion Graphs, Position,
Grade level: Middle School (11-14 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: Motion detector,
Interface requirements: Input for Motion Detector,
The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.
The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.
The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.