Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab


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What is speed?

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1. In the physics lab, what measurements did you need to take?

2. Which of the following is a consideration that might improve the accuracy of an experiment measuring speed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Factoring the speed of an object does not always require highly complex electronic measurement devices! Review this quiz and worksheet combination to see what you know about a lab that measures an object's speed using very simple tools. The quiz asks about measurements and experimentation results.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • Tactics to improve accuracy during experimentation
  • The definition of speed
  • Speed calculation of a falling object

Skills Practiced

Evaluate how effectively you use these skills during completion of the quiz/worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about a lab that measures an object's speed from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the properties of an object as it falls to accurately calculate the speed
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve for the speed of car that covers a distance of 7 meters in 4.2 seconds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how to record accurate measurements during experimentation

Additional Learning

Still curious? You are invited to view the accompanying video lesson called Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab to learn more. The lesson will cover these important objectives:

  • Understand the steps of a physics lab that studies the speed of objects
  • Learn the equation for factoring the speed of an object
  • Know why you should perform experiments multiple times to achieve the best results