Education Technology

Vernier - Falling Objects

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will use a Motion Detector to measure distance and velocity.

Key Steps

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    Students set up this experiment by attaching a motion detector to a ring stand and collect data as they drop coffee filters and books under the motion detector.

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    Distance vs time as well as velocity vs time graphs are compared and analyzed for the 2 different objects dropped in order to determine the terminal velocity and effects of air resistance.