This experiment illustrates the relationship between time, velocity, and acceleration. Students will calculate the average velocity of an object, the instantaneous velocity of the object at distance d, and the acceleration of the object.
|Rods, Metal||JE-105A-D89,99,100||1 per table|
|Inclined Planes (Wide)||JE105A S132||1 per table|
|Timer, - MyChron, Battery||JE-105A-D62||1 per table|
|Balls, Metal - 2"||JE-105A-S22||1 per table|
|Meter Stick - 2.00m||JE-105A-(105 Door-L)||1 per table|
|Meter Stick - 1.00m||JE-105A-(105 Door), D98||1 per table|
|Clamp, Lattice Rod||JE-105A-D64||1 per table|
The metal rods used have to fit through the holes of the inclined planes. These rods are found in D89. Each lab bench already has a lattice rod clamp attached to the lab bench rod.
Make sure that the room has plenty of paper and that each table has a ruler and a meter stick. Along with the initial apparatus set-up, supply a sufficient number of the appropriate paper procedure handouts for all of the lab sections that will use the set-up over the course of the week. Print the PDF, duplicate to double-sided pages, staple, and leave pile on instructor's table prior to first use of set-up.