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Weigh Station - All Trucks Stop!

Figure from experiment 26 from Elementary Science with Vernier


Do you ever wonder if trucks would roll down a hill faster when they have a full load or when they are empty? This activity will help you test a truck on a downhill ramp. You will discover whether the truck goes faster when it is lighter or as you add weight to its load.


In this activity, you will

  • Use Go! Motion to measure the time it takes a truck to go down a ramp.
  • Predict what will happen as you add weight to the truck.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

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 26 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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