Education Technology

The Science of Racing: Time Laps; Build a relationship between time, distance, speed and weight.

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, you will create a picture of time and speed as they relate to changes in the weight of a radio controlled race car. This picture will be a graph - a mathematical model- that allows to you predict the speed of your radio controlled car at weights you have not yet run. You will collect data on performance then use it to predict future performance.

Before the Activity

Use these assessment questions before and after the activity.

During the Activity

All instructions required for the activity are included in the attached document. Though the instructions are step-by-step for the TI-73, you can adapt them to any other calculator such as the TI-84.

After the Activity

Use some of the pre-assessment questions as post-assessment for this activity.