Physics Lab 1: Zoooooooom!How fast is fast?

 

 

Name: ______________________________

 

Date: ____________________

 

Group Members: _______________________

 

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Objectives

        Identify how to determine an objectís speed

        Determine lab procedures to calculate an objectís average speed

        Collect and interpret data

 

 

Pre-Lab Questions

1.      What is a reference point?

 

 

 

 

2.      What two things must you know to determine speed?

 

 

 

 

 

3.      What is the difference between speed and velocity?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Lab

 

Materials

        Toy car

        Meter stick

        Stopwatch

        Masking tape

 

In your groups of three, discuss and write down the procedure to determine the average speed of your toy car.

 

Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Discussion.As a class we will decide on standard procedures to determine the average speed and velocity.

 

Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Collection

Perform the procedures we determined as a class three times.Record all your data in table below.Be sure to include the units.

 

Trial Number

Distance

Time

Average Speed

Average Velocity

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3