We conducted some tests this week to investigate the question of whether mass and weight impact motion and used different spheres to test. Our constants were the inclined plane and the surface (tile floor). Students graphed the results and then created some different variables to test, focusing on surfaces to see if friction had an impact on motion! They also wanted to test to see if we made the inclined plane steeper, would the distance traveled increase. (it did!)
They had great ideas and we headed outside! The crew in Studio 214 decided they wanted to test on gravel, blacktop, grass, mulch, and sand, and thought it would be best to use a tennis ball and a bowling ball. Stay tuned for the results!