# Physics 20 Lab Format

```Physics 20
Lab Format
Each student must hand in his or her own write up. Results can
be shared. This is the common format for any physics lab.
perform the experiment without any other reference.
Name__________
Partner(s)_______
Title
Purpose:
Materials:
Procedure:
Results:
Questions:
Conclusion:
Marking: Format/Neatness - /5
Each question – /2
Conclusion - /2
Ph. 20 Lab 1
Accelerated Motion
Purpose: To investigate the uniform acceleration of an object.
Materials: Stop watch
Two meter sticks
Marble
Procedure:
1. Bring the two meter sticks close together to form a groove.
Raise one end of the grooved track just enough for the marble
to start rolling without a push.
2. Measure the time that the ball takes to roll 40 cm, 50 cm, 60
cm, 70 cm, 80 cm, and 90 cm. Measure the time at least 3
times for each distance and take the average.
3. Determine the average speed for each distance – use
vave = d/t.
4. Draw a speed-time graph and find the slope of the graph.
Results:
You can place your data in a suitable table.
Questions:
1. What is the slope of your graph? What does the slope
represent?
2. What happens in uniform acceleration?
3. Why bother with acceleration? Why not just use speed to
describe motion?
4. Explain the meaning of 3 m/s2.
5. A car slows down from 25 m/s to rest in 6.1 s.
a) Calculate its acceleration.
b) What does the minus sign mean?
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