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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.

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 26 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

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

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