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All lab work should be completed in your course notebook and be recorded on the right side of the open notebook. If you come to the end of the page, you must of course turn the page over and continue writing on the back of the page on the right side of the page of the open notebook. Any accompanying sheets must be taped, glued, stapled or somehow attached to the lab notebook; scotch tape is always available in the room.

Scoring Rubrics for each lab are available online. These will also be distributed in class a couple days prior to notebook collection. View:




Lab K1:  Position-Time Graph Lab

Question:
How can the following types of motion be described with a position-time graph? (moving in the positive direction versus moving in the negative direction; moving fast versus moving slow; moving with a constant speed versus moving with a gradually changing speed; speeding up versus slowing down; etc.)

Purpose: 
To contrast the shape and slope of the position-time graphs for the following types of motion:
  • moving in the + direction versus moving in the - direction
  • moving fast versus moving slow
  •  constant speed motion versus a gradually changing speed
  • a speeding up motion versus a slowing down motion
  • combinations of the above

A complete lab write-up includes a Title, a Purpose, a Data section, and a Conclusion/Discussion. The Data section should include one graph for each contrasting set of two motions; axes should be labeled;  labels or color coding or some other method should be used to distinguish between the two motions. The Conclusion/Discussion section should provide a thorough discussion of the differences in the position-time graphs for the variety of motions under study. Graphs in the Data section should be referenced.





Lab K2: Velocity-Time Graphs Lab

Question:
How can the following types of motion be described with a velocity-time graph? (moving in the positive direction versus moving in the negative direction; moving fast versus moving slow; moving with a constant speed versus moving with a gradually changing speed; speeding up versus slowing down; etc.)

Purpose: 
To contrast the shape and slope of the velocity-time graphs for the following types of motion:
  • moving in the + direction versus moving in the - direction
  • moving fast versus moving slow
  • a constant speed motion versus a gradually changing speed
  • a speeding up motion versus a slowing down motion
  • moving in the same direction versus changing directions
  • combinations of the above

A complete lab write-up includes a Title, a Purpose, a Data section, a Conclusion/Discussion. The Data section should include one graph for each contrasting set of two motions; axes should be labeled;  labels or color coding or some other method should be used to distinguish between the two motions. The Conclusion/Discussion section should provide a thorough discussion of the differences in the velocity-time graphs for the variety of motions under study. Graphs in the Data section should be referenced.





Lab K3: Inclined Plane Acceleration Lab

Question:
How does the angle of an inclined plane affect the accelration of an object that rolls along it? If the inclined plane was inclined vertically, then what would be the acceleration value?

Purpose: 
To determine the qualitative and the quantitative effect of varying incline angle upon the acceleration of an object along the inclined plane and to extrapolate the data in order to predict the acceleration of an object that rolls down a vertically-inclined plane

A complete lab write-up includes a Title, a Purpose, a Data section, a Conclusion/Discussion. The Data section should include a data table of your individual lab group's data and a plot acceleration vs. sine of the angle and cosine of the angle for the class data; the slope of the line should be generated via linear regression. The Conclusion should make a claim that states the relationship between angle and acceleration. An equation should be stated and the basis for the equation should be explained. The equation should also be used to predict the acceleration for a 90-degree inclined plane and the evidence that supports such a conclusion should be logically presented.




















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