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									Conceptual Physics                                   Name: ________________________

Mr. Stark                                            Date: ________________________


                          Tractor Laboratory




CONTEXT:

       Physicists often study the motion of simple objects to help them understand the
       laws of nature.

CHALLENGE:

       Work in two groups to determine to the velocity of a toy tractor

RESOURCE TABLE:

                                      Meter Stick
                                      Stop Watch
                                      Calculator

NOTES AND INVESTIGATION:

           Determine the velocity of a toy tractor in m s

DATA TABLE AND CALCULATIONS:

                         Displacement (m)            Time (s)
                                 1
                                 2
                                 3
                                 4
                                 5
                                 6
                                 7
                                 8
                                 9
                                10
                   Plot the displacement time data on the graph below


                                               Velocity (displacement vs. time)
Displacement (m)




                                                                                                  Time (s)


                                                                           y d d f  d i
                   Determine the slope of the resultant graph.   slope         
                                                                           x t   t f  ti




                   What is the significance of the slope of the displacement vs. time curve?



                   Plot the data and create a displacement vs. time graph using Microsoft Excel

								
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