Day 139: Accident Analysis Lab

Friday, 28 March 2014


Part I: Design an experiment to determine the coefficient of friction between a tire and the road. My students already completed a similar lab with different equipment, so they should be recreating that lab here.


Part II: Analyze some information about road conditions to recommend a safe speed limit for the road. Students need to combine Newton’s Second Law and kinematics to solve this problem. They also must be more fluid with working in different systems of units (miles per hour and meters per second gets ’em every time!).


Part III: Analyze the details of an auto accident to determine if the driver is lying about obeying the speed limit.

Get the entire accident analysis lab: Word format


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