Children experience the principles of motion on a daily basis as they play with toy cars, zoom down a slide, or coast downhill on a sled. We capitalized on our student’s natural curiosity about the world around them by exploring the concept of motion. In this laboratory activity, students determine an object's speed and record data to calculate that objects average speed. Students are also encouraged to understand the difference between speed and velocity. To accomplish this task, students will use experimentation and active investigation.