Sensor Cart Physics

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Sensor Cart Physics

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Sensor Cart Physics features 22 guided-inquiry investigations. It provides a stimulating structure to explore introductory through AP-level concepts in kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, forces, and conservation of energy and momentum. The investigations make exclusive use of the Vernier Go Direct® Sensor Cart.

Each investigation utilizes the synced video and data featured in the new subscription-based Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro app. The graphical display correlates videos of the events to the data communicated by the Sensor Cart using Bluetooth® wireless technologies. This offers remote learners the opportunity to conduct the investigations without the physical presence of a Sensor Cart.

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Sensor Cart Physics features 22 guided-inquiry investigations. It provides a stimulating structure to explore introductory through AP-level concepts in kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, forces, and conservation of energy and momentum. The investigations make exclusive use of the Vernier Go Direct® Sensor Cart.

Each investigation utilizes the synced video and data featured in the new subscription-based Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro app. The graphical display correlates videos of the events to the data communicated by the Sensor Cart using Bluetooth® wireless technologies. This offers remote learners the opportunity to conduct the investigations without the physical presence of a Sensor Cart. Graphical Analysis Pro data files are offered for students and teachers. The teacher files demonstrate the use of appropriate data analysis tools. The investigations in this book also work with Vernier Graphical Analysis, but the ability to sync videos with data is not available in the free version.

Each of the investigations includes links to internet background information that ties the topics to real-world phenomena. Students are challenged to develop their own experimental procedures. Spreadsheet files are offered to organize data and perform calculations. This set of experiments complements guided-inquiry and Modeling Instruction™ classrooms. 

ISBN 978-1-948008-42-6

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Exploring Graphical Analysis™
  2. Exploring the Go Direct® Sensor Cart

Part 1: Kinematics

  1. Motion with Constant Velocity: Slow, Slower, Slowest
  2. Motion on an Incline: Rollin’ Down
  3. Motion on an Incline: Coasting Up and Down

Part 2: Newton’s Laws of Motion

  1. Newton’s First Law of Motion: The Law of Inertia
  2. Newton’s Second Law of Motion: F = ma
  3. Newton’s Third Law of Motion: Action—Reaction

Part 3: Forces

  1. Gravitational Field Strength: Fg/m
  2. Inertial and Gravitational Mass: What’s the Difference?
  3. Hooke’s Law: Stretching Rubber Bands
  4. Specific Gravity: Density Without Units
  5. The Force of Friction: The Weight Variable
  6. The Force of Friction: The Surface Area Variable
  7. The Coefficient of Friction 𝜇: Comparing Two Methods
  8. Magnets: Force vs. Separation Distance

Part 4: The Conservation Laws

  1. Impulse and Momentum: Collisions Analyzed
  2. Converting PE to KE: Downhill Racers
  3. Elastic PE: Plunger Spring Energy
  4. Elastic PE to KE: Launch Speed
  5. Kinetic Energy and Momentum: Elastic Collisions
  6. Kinetic Energy and Momentum: Inelastic Collisions
  7. Energy and Momentum: Exploding Carts
  8. The Magical Mystery Bounce: Hidden Phases

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