Day 37: Kid Kinematics

Imag0527

Back at school today after a 4-day snowtober “vacation.” Here’s an
activity going on in one of my colleague’s classes: Kid Kinematics.
The task: Students try to walk/run with constant acceleration. They
take position-time data, graph it in Logger Pro, use the Slope Tool on
their position data to get velocities, graph velocity-time, and do a
linear fit on their velocity data. The student with the best linear
fit (correlation closest to 1) is the winner.

Advertisements

About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: