You may have noticed that an object rolling down a hill starts out slowly and then speeds up. In this activity, you will measure the maximum speed of the cart as it rolls down a ramp from different starting positions. You will use a Motion Detector to measure the speed of the cart.
Measure velocity using a Motion Detector.
Calculate average velocities.
Determine the relationship between velocity and release point.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.