Name: ____________________________________________ Date:___________
1. Time always goes on the X axis and can be measured in seconds, minutes, hours.
2. Distance goes on the Y axis and can be measured in centimeters, meters, kilometers.
Consider the following data of a dog traveling on a straight track. Graph the data. Be sure to label the X and Y axis. Try to make the graph take up most of the space.
|Position (m)||Time (s)||
2. Calculate the slope of the line you just made. What is the velocity of the dog based on the slope?
3. Now calculate the dog's velocity using the equation:
1. Place your duck on a flat surface (table or floor) and open an app timer on your phone.
2. Start the duck and the timer. Every 2 seconds, mark the location of the duck with chalk or a marker.
3. Use a meter stick to measure the distance (in centimeters) of each mark from the starting point.
4. Do three trials and record your measurements on the chart below.
|Time (s)||Distance (Trial 1)||Distance (Trial 2)||Distance (Trial 3)|
5. Graph your data using the trial you think is the most accurate. Don't forget to label the X and Y axis.
6. Calculate the velocity of your duck.