In this activity, students design a simple machine to pull a car up a ramp at target speed.
- Students Investigate Static and Kinetic Friction
- Twenty-Eight-Page Lab Manual Provided
- Incline Plane with Track Provided
- Mounting Rods with Hardware Provided
- Car Provided
Then, using a video camera (not included), they can perform two extensions to investigate static and kinetic friction of everyday objects and graphical representations of systems with constant acceleration.
A 28-page lab manual with activities and extensions provides material for approximately three to four hours of class time.
Certifications: Meets 15 Next Generation Science Standards concepts and 17 Common Core Standards.
Ordering information: This kit includes a incline plane with a track, car, pulley attachment, nylon cord, and mounting rods with hardware. The activity requires the Visual Scientifics Base, which is available separately.