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Graphing Your Motion

Figure from experiment 33 from Middle School Science with Vernier

Introduction

Graphs made using a Motion Detector can be used to study motion. In this experiment, you will use a Motion Detector to make graphs of your own motion.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Use a Motion Detector to measure position, velocity, and acceleration.
  • Produce graphs of your motion.
  • Analyze the graphs you produce.
  • Match position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 33 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Middle School Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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