Archive | September 9, 2014

Day 5: Buggy Lab


College-Prep Physics: Data collection for the buggy lab today!

“How far do toy buggies travel?”

“It depends.”

“It depends on what?”

“If there’s obstacles in the way, how much time the buggy is turned on for, how fast the buggy is, how charged the batteries are, friction, etc.”

Design an experiment to determine how time affects how far each toy buggy travels.

(a) Make a pictorial representation of your experimental design.

(b) Make a table of your data.

(c) Plot your data on a graph.

(d) Determine the equation of the trendline.


NGSS Science & Engineering Practice 3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations