Materials Needed: Battery-powered toy moving at constant velocity
Designed to follow "Measuring Average Speed with Unconventional Tools."
-Students brainstorm standard units of measurement.
-Students conduct the experiment and record data.
-Students express the average speed as a linear expression (y=mx+b)
-Students relate slope to speed
-Students conceptualize other methods of representing motion
-Students speculate what various types of motion would look like on their graph.