The purpose of this lab is to determine the average speed of a toy car by using a ticker tape.
In this lab students will attach a toy car to the ticker tape and let it run down a smooth, slightly inclined ramp.
They will gather data to calculate the average speed of the car and
draw a distance-time graph.
Three pages include:
1. Description of the lab (materials, procedure, pictures)
2. Table to record data from the lab
3. Graphing paper to draw a distance time graph and questions
Tip: Let your students record the lab with their cell phone camera or/and take pictures and post it on the class website and lab protocol.
Ticker Tape Lab
by Fatma Schewczyk
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