You have been familiar with playgrounds and slides since you were a small child. The force of gravity pulls you down a slide. The force of friction slows you down. In the first part of this experiment, you will use a Motion Detector to determine your speed or velocity going down a playground slide. In the second part, you will experiment with different ways to increase your speed going down the slide.
In this experiment, you will
Use a Motion Detector to determine your speed going down a slide.
Experiment with ways to increase your speed going down the slide.
Explain your results.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.