Car motion

Use the CBR2 to collect and display motion data for different toy cars.

Verlag: Texas Instruments UK

Herausgeber: Barrie Galpin

Autor: Ian Galloway

Fach:  Physik  MINT

Schlagwörter  Physik ,  Geschwindigkeit

In this activity students collect distance-time data for different types of toy cars as they move away from the CBR2. Velocity and acceleration are also automatically calculated by the software.

It is interesting to compare the data for a car driven by an elastic band and for a spring-driven one. Students can identify the point at which motive power is lost and the vehicle begins to slow down.

There are more details about this activity in Capturing Data: Modelling and Interpretation, one of a series of booklets presenting STEM Activities with TI-Nspire, published by Texas Instruments in April 2010.

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