Education Technology

Walk the Line: Straight Line Distance Graphs

Published on 06/18/2010

Activity Overview

In this activity, students' use a motion detector to create straight-line, or constant-speed, distance versus time plots, and analyze the linear equation that describes the plots.

Before the Activity

  • Connect the CBR 2™ to DIG/SONIC port of the CBL 2™ or DIG/SONIC 1 port of the Vernier LabPro®
  • Connect the CBL 2 or LabPro to the calculator using the Unit-to-Unit cable
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 1 - 5 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

  • Connect the CBR 2™ to DIG/SONIC port of the CBL 2™ or DIG/SONIC 1 port

  • After the Activity

    Students will analyse data and fill in the Student Data Collection and Analysis Sheet.

    Review student results

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary