What happens to people in automobile collisions is important information for car manufacturers. Crash dummies are often used in collision studies. Velocity is one of the most important factors in such collision studies. In this experiment, you will study the relationship between car velocity and the distance a “crash dummy” is thrown during a collision. A Motion Detector will be used to measure car velocity. You will use a ruler to measure the distance a crash dummy is thrown.
In this experiment, you will
Measure distances an action figure is thrown.
Graph the results.
Make conclusions from your results.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.