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The Science of Racing: Hitting The Mark; Collect your own data to model instantaneous and avg speed.

Published on 07/13/2006

Activity Overview

Since running a race car is VERY expensive, race engineers know a great deal about how speed, time and distance relate. In this activity, you will investigate the relationship between distance traveled, speed and elapsed time. You will create a picture in the form of a graph from which you can make predictions relating to these measurements.

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.