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The programs listed below have either been added to the site or significantly modified during the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Stopping Distance Version Two
Stopping Distance Picture

This lab is designed to have students find the relationships that affect the stopping distance and stopping time of a car on a roadway. Students will be able to modify the tires, road surface, the mass of the car, gravitational acceleration and the initial speed of the car. Graphs showing how each factor affects the stopping distance and stopping time can be created from your data.

  • YouTube video describing the lab
  • Possible student directions
Gravitational Force For Ship On KBO
Force Gravity Kuiper Belt Object

Students must find out the strength of the gravitational force on a ship that is at rest on a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO).

  • YouTube video describing the problem
Decay Constant and Half-Life From Data
Image for Decay Constant and Half-Life from Data Problem

In this problem you must determine the decay constant and half-life of an isotope based on the activity data of the isotope as a function of time.

  • YouTube video describing the problem
Activity of an Isotope
Image for Activity of an Isotope

In this problem you must determine the activity of a radioactive sample by measuring the counts per minute that are detected by a sensor.

  • YouTube video describing the problem
Speed Of Pac-Man 2 Dimensional
Speed of Pac-Man 2D

Students must determine the speed of Pac-Man in the x-direction, y-direction and in total.

Speed Of Pac-Man Linear
Speed of Pac-Man Linear

Students must determine the speed of Pac-Man in different units based on their timing of him across the x-axis.