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Science: Vernier - Graphing Your Motion
by Vernier Software & Technology

Published on June 09, 2008

Overview

In this activity, students use a Vernier Motion Detector to measure distance and velocity. Students prepare graphs of motion and analyze them. They compare and match graphs of distance versus time and velocity versus time.

Key Steps

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    Students set up the motion detector on a table and select Distance Match from the EasyData App.

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    A graph of distance vs time or velocity vs time is displayed and students are asked to walk in a manner that matches the graph on the hand held screen.