Lab Nigga Essay

446 words - 2 pages

Madison SmothermanLexie Rogers8/7/14Who Wants To Go Off-Road?
Purpose
The purpose of this lab is to view speed and acceleration via use of a toy car.

Apparatus

Procedure
1. Use a meter stick and tape to mark out 5 meters of the floor with 1 meter increments.
2. Time how long it takes the car to go one meter starting at zero using a stopwatch.
3. Repeat number 2 with the car traveling 2 meters, 3 meters, etc.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with another car, one that is fast and slow.

Data

Car #1 Color: Orange Car #2 Color: Red
Distance (m)

Time (s)

Speed (m/s)

Distance (m)

Time (s)

Speed (m/s)

1m

2.8

0.35

1m

3.38

0.29

2m

5.83

0.34

2m

6.8

0.29

3m

7.6

0.39

3m

8.95

0.33

4m

10.68

0.37

4m

11.13

0.35

5m

14.11

0.35

5m

13.7

0.36

Avg: .36 Avg: .32

Calculations
For each car, I calculated the speed for each meter the car went using distance divided by time. (D/T=Speed) Then to find the average speed for each car, I added all of the speeds together than divided by how many speeds their were.
Car #1 Calculations: Car #2 Calculations:
Speeds Speeds
1m/2.8s=0.35m/s 1m/3.38s=0.29m/s
2m/5.83s=0.34m/s 2m/6.8s=0.29m/s
3m/7.6s=0.39m/s 3m/8.95s=0.33m/s
4m/10.68s=0.37m/s 4m/11.13s=0.35m/s
5m/14.11s=0.35m/s 5m/13.7s=0.36m/s
Average SpeedAverage Speed
0.35+0.34+0.39+0.37+0.35=1.8 0.29+0.29+0.33+0.35+0.36=1.62
1.8/5= .36m/s 1.62/5= .32m/s

Conclusion
1. This lab was a way to look at speed and...

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