Day 17: Drag Force Lab (AP C)

Students were introduced to, and collected data for the Drag Force Lab today. I am trying out the Argument Driven Inquiry format for this lab, which has a lot of similarities to Modeling.

Before class, students had completed a pre-lab assignment where they read background information about the lab and answered questions that involved drawing motion diagrams, force diagrams, and graphs.

In lab, students first discussed 3 different pre-lab questions with their team (similar to, but different from the homework assignment) and answered the questions on a whiteboard before collecting data. Our Guiding Question for the lab is: Is the relationship between velocity and force for something moving through the air linear, quadratic, cubic, or something else?


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