Now it’s time to jump into kinematics! Most physics teachers I know start with the very simple d=st equation, and that’s exactly what this lab enables you to do. On top of introducing a very fundamental physical equation, this lab will also have students making their first graphs of the course. After this lab students absolutely know the difference between average speed and constant speed…and they don’t forget it either! If your students have access to computers and can use a spreadsheet program to create the graphs, that’s great! If they don’t, these graphs can easily be done by hand.