Exploring Acceleration with an Android

Small groups use rubber bands to accelerate an Android device along a track of books. They collect the acceleration data and analyze it in order to determine the device's velocity. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use different Android devices of varying mass
Classroom Considerations
  • Class should be familiar with determining the area under a curve using integration techniques
  • The activity requires installation of an app on an Android device
  • The activity is the last installment of a 4-part series
  • Includes a detailed set of directions for the activity
  • The assessment handout is in both PDF and docx formats, allowing flexibility to edit if needed
  • None
Common Core