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Graphing Your Motion

Experiment #33 from Middle School Science with Vernier

Education Level
Middle School


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.


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 sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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This experiment is #33 of Middle School Science with Vernier. The experiment in the book includes student instructions as well as instructor information for set up, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.

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