Inclined Plane Lab - 36 & 37
Students were given 1 matchbox car, 1 board (ramp), 3 textbooks, and a tape measure.
They had to build a ramp with 1 book and test the ramp three times. Then they constructed a ramp with 2 books and tested it three times. Finally they constructed a ramp with 3 books and tested it three times. Each time recording their data.
As a conclusion I had them answer the following three questions below their graph.
1. At which height did the car travel the farthest?
2. What force was acting on the car in each trial?
3. What force caused the object to stop?