Lab Assignment Sheet
Motion in Everyday Life (Week 4)
Model or Topic Explored:
With what we’ve looked at so far in kinematics using the
wheel and/or the accelerometer on the IOLab unit, we want to explore the kinematics of
some everyday activity or a constructed activity in your home.
Some examples are
provided in the video, if you are unsure of where to begin.
We are looking for a
description of the kinematics similar to either the constant velocity or constant
We will also have a discussion board to post your ideas and
Digital pictures of the setup and experiment will be greatly appreciated.
Name: Jenna Mueller
Observables: iO lab unit with rotating wheels, constant speed, teddy bear being pulled
Change in position
Change in velocity
Time (Ry, Vy, Ay)
Velocity of iOlab unit cart
How does an objects position, the dependent variable, depend on
time, the independent variable, when the iOlab unit remains at a constant velocity?
Prediction: Position will depend on time, and in the positive y-direciton, the slope will be
positive. In the negative y-direction, the slope will be negative.