Students design their own procedure for finding the acceleration of a ball rolled down an inclined plane, across the table top, and off the table as a projectile. Often employs two dimensional analysis using basic kinematic formulas and relationships (with or without trig.) Finding the initial launch velocity of the projectile as it leaves the table is a typical goal.
|Inclined Planes (Wide)||JE105A S132||1 per table|
|Rods, Metal||JE-105A-D89,99,100||1 per table|
|Balls, Metal - 1.5"||JE-105A-S22||1 per table|
|Meter Stick - 2.00m||JE-105A-(105 Door-L)||1 per table|
|Timer, - MyChron, Battery||JE-105A-D62||1 per table|
|Tape, Masking||JE-105A-D63||1 per table|
|Meter Stick - 1.00m||JE-105A-(105 Door), D98||1 per table|
|Clamp, Lattice Rod||JE-105A-D64||1 per table|
|Protractor||JE-105A-D90||2 per table|
Ramp is wooden plank supported by metal rods. Do not use the planks with the pulley's. (And, be very gentle with pulley planks if moving them to get other planks.) Place the equipment onto the tables but DO NOT set up the experiment. Make sure that the steel rods can fit through the holes of the wooden boards serving as ramps. If you are setting up the Physics 230 lab, put one timer, one roll of tape, and one protractor on each table. Each lab bench already has a lattice rod clamp attached to the rod.
Make sure that the room has plenty of paper.