Day 8: Buggy Lab
Today we started our Constant Velocity Particle Motion unit with the buggy lab. Every year I approach it differently, each with its own pros, cons, and twists.
- Distance or position?
- Is time the independent or dependent variable?
- Does time go on the horizontal axis of the graph, or does the independent variable?
- Should I give different groups different starting points and directions?
- Should we talk about motion maps before diving into the lab and the mathematical nature of motion?
How do you run your buggy lab?