Day 39: Coffee Filters, Air Resistance, and Desmos


AP Physics C: Students designed their own experiments to determine the type of dependence between speed and air resistance. It was the traditional coffee filter lab, but groups could collect data however they wanted. Some groups used motion detectors, others used meter sticks and stopwatches, and others used video analysis. Then we put the new regression feature in Desmos to the test. Our results so far:


NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
#3. Planning and carrying out investigations
#4. Analyzing and interpreting data
#5. Using mathematics and computational thinking


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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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