Friday, February 25, 2011

Quick Labs

Some more quick lab results:
  • Alex and Mike let an air track glider accelerate down an inclined track and fly off of the table, predicting where it would land (and placing a catch box there to protect my expensive gliders!).

Here are some videos of their attempts:
Success! (They realized that the end of the track has no air holes and slows the cart down a bit)
  • Haley and RJ tried to predict the amount that an air track bumper would compress while reversing the cart's motion.  They figured out that the rubber band isn't a linear spring, which colors their results a bit.

     A screenshot from them using Logger Pro and a video of the cart's turnaround to find the amount that the rubber band bent:

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