Speed and Velocity Lab ()

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Names
1. Title-Speed and Velocity Lab
2. Purpose-The purpose of this experiment is to measure average speed, observe the difference between
instantaneous and average speed, represent velocity with vectors, and determine how to make paper attain the
highest average speed possible.
Questions:
a. How can you make one sheet of paper attain the highest average velocity?
3. Hypothesis (predictions)
-I predict that…
4. Procedure
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5. Data Table
Vector Key: 1 - =___ ___/____
Means of Launch Trial
1. Throw
a.
b.
c.
2. Rubber Band
Slingshot
a.
b.
c.
3. Flick
a.
b.
c.
4. Kick
a.
b.
c.
Displacement (m)
Time Traveled
(s)
Average Velocity
(m/s)
Vector
5. Paper Airplane a.
b.
c.
6.
a.
b.
c.
Observations-Make your own observations about the motion of the paper. The more the better. Be sure to
include observations about instantaneous speed/velocity vs. average speed/velocity
6. Results (graph here) Click on insert, picture, and chart. Format the cells to reflect the average speed data.
7. Conclusion-FOLLOW THE RERUN FORMAT and address the questions! Do not forget to post your
conclusion on nicenet (each individual) and bring in paper copies (one for each person) on the due date! Have a
nice week!
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