STEM DIY: ACCELEROMETERS

Do you want to make your own accelerometer with nothing more than a jar, a cork, and some string that has 4% error?  If the answer is yes, ask one of our 9th Grade Universal Physics students.  As part of the kinematics unit, students are asked to build and test their own accelerometer.  In this inquiry based lesson, student groups of 3-4, used the Vernier Dynamics Tracks to test their designs and determine their percent error using LoggerPro’s graphical analysis.

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