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How do we find the relationship between force, mass, and motion?

posted Oct 8, 2017, 7:55 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 8:47 AM ]
5: Th 10/12, 7: F 10/13

Today, we'll start a big lab for this marking period. We will design an experiment to determine the relationship between force, mass, and motion.  Then, we will collaboratively conduct the lab we constructed yesterday where we try to find the relationship between force, mass, and motion. Make sure that you have exchanged all of the data you need with the rest of your lab group. 

Homework: For the lab:  Finalize your graphs relating the mass, force, and motion of the cart. Computerized graphs must have with best fit lines and calculations of slope.  Bring these printed graphs to next class for further analysis.  Also, share lab graphs electronically, so that these graphs may be included in your individual write-up. 
Homework:  If you did not do the following last night: 
Go to Google Classroom and open the assignment for Newton's Second Law Lab.  Read instructions.  In the document you create in Google Classroom, start your write-up by doing 3 things:
  • Draw two labeled diagrams - one for each experiment.  This diagram should be electronically generated in Google Classroom.  Hand drawing and scanning will NOT be accepted.
  • Write a paragraph for each procedure.  It does not have to be as detailed as "collect materials" and it should not be numbered.  Give me enough detail though that I know EXACTLY what you will be doing in each experiment.  Include a comment about HOW you will be keeping all but your independent and dependent variables constant.
  • Make two data tables - one for each experiment.
Don't forget to bring in your mobile devices or cell phone connector cables next class; we will need them for the lab - videos with LoggerPro.  It would be helpful if some of you also brought in laptops so that you could analyze data at the same time.