Constant Speed

by Professor Rich Born

Calculate the train's speed from the slope of distance versus time graph and compare it to the train's nominal speed. Students can experiment with different track layouts.

Grade Levels: 6-12
Duration: up to 1 hr
Subject: Physical Science
Learning Standards: NGSS MS-PS2-2, NGSS HS-PS2-1ISTE 1c, 3c, 5bCCSS RST.6-8.3