# Crash Lab

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Lab: Newton’s First Law of Motion
Answer the following questions in complete sentences.
1. What happens to your passenger when the car stops? Explain in detail.
2. What happens to the speed of the car when you raise the ramp?
3. Explain Newton’s First Law of Motion IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
4. What are the three collisions in a car accident?
5. What damages to the human body can be caused by the third collision in a car accident?
Table (Rewrite this in your notebook.
Trial
Mass of car &amp; Height Distance
Number passenger(g) of
traveled
ramp
(cm)
(cm)
1.
300 g
35cm
90 cm
Distance
traveled
(m)
Time
(s)
.9 m
1.10 s
2.
300 g
60 cm
90 cm
.9 m
.70 s
3.
300 g
100
cm
90 cm
.9 m
.40 s
Speed
of car
(m/s)
Acceleration Force
(m/s/s)
(N)
Damage done to Passenger: (ex. Broken nose, cracked skull, broken arm, broken neck, etc.)
Trial 1 Light Damage to head - dent
Trial 2 Moderate Damage to head, left arm, left leg bent
Trial 3 Severe Damage to head, right arm, left leg, torso separated from arm
Calculations:
Show all Equations, Substitution, and Units for credit.
Velocity = Ramp Distance / Time
Acceleration = Velocity / Time
Force = Mass x Acceleration
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