Car and Ramp - Calculating Acceleration

Unit 8: Motion
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to gather data about the behavior of a car on a ramp as the car accelerates down the ramp.

Big Idea: Gather data such as initial velocity, final velocity, and time to calculate the acceleration of an object, something most middle schools never get the opportunity to do.

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