Josh Ence and David Vernier share how to engage your students in the study of motion with the Go Direct® Motion Detector. Check out three hands-on experiments that get students out of their seats to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving objects! 


You will learn

  • Best practices for using the Go Direct Motion Detector in a variety of lab activities, including ways to gather position, velocity, and acceleration data for a ball thrown straight upward; challenge your students to read and interpret kinematics graphs by matching their motion to them; and transform motion detector data into momentum, energy, and elasticity data with your carts and tracks
  • How you can use the motion detector all year long! The tips and tricks we share will help students get started with data collection in their kinematics unit in the fall, as well as continue using them for dynamics and conservation laws later in the school year.
  • How to make the most of Vernier Graphical Analysis® Pro with your Motion Detectors to analyze, annotate, and share your data.