Physics Lab 1: Zoooooooom!
How fast is fast?
Name:
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Date:
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Group Members:
_______________________
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Objectives
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Identify how to
determine an object’s speed
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Determine lab procedures
to calculate an object’s average speed
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Collect and interpret
data
1. What is a reference point?
2. What two things must you know to determine speed?
3. What is the difference between speed and velocity?
Materials
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Toy car
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Meter stick
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Stopwatch
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Masking tape
In your groups of three, discuss and write
down the procedure to determine the average speed of your toy car.
Class Discussion. As a class we will decide on standard
procedures to determine the average speed and velocity.
Perform the
procedures we determined as a class three times. Record all your data in table below. Be sure to include the units.
Trial Number 
Distance 
Time 
Average
Speed 
Average Velocity 
1 




2 




3 



