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Activity 1:

Roll, roll, and away!

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Objective
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 Record the time for the tin can to travel a given distance;
 Calculate the acceleration of the can rolling down an inclined plane, given a Clean-up /5
distance vs. time and distance vs. time2 graph of its motion; and Set- up /5
 Describe the motion of an object given a distance vs. time or a distance vs.
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time2 graph.
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Things You'll Need:
Board/plank (at least 200 cm long) Timing device (stopwatch)
Tin can Stack of books Protractor
Pen and Worksheet 1

Procedure:

Distance in cm Time (t) in Seconds Time² (t²) in s²

Formula:
Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 Average (Average
Formula: time)²
(T1+T2+T3)/3
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Part 2: Make a graph of your data collected.
NOTE: Use Black Ink for the Distance vs. Time data
Red ink for Distance vs. Time²

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(distance) 0 time (seconds)

Angle of inclination:___________
Part 3: GUIDE QUESTIONS
Q1. How will you describe the graphs of: (2pts. each)
a. distance vs. time?
b. distance vs. time2?
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Q2. What is the relationship between distance and time of travel of the rolling can?
(2pts.)
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Q3. What is the slope of d – t2 graph? What quantity does the slope of d – t2 graph
represent? (Refer to the unit of the slope) (2pts.)
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Q4. What do the graphs of distance vs. time and distance vs. time2suggest? (2pts.)
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