PIRA: 1C10.05

Summary of the Demo

Student walks away from a motion sensor to demonstrate velocity, position, and acceleration on a graph.


Equipment List

  • Vernier Motion Sensor                                      
  • Computer equipped with Lab Pro
  • Lab Pro Interface

Sonic ranger


Set-up Instructions

  • Attach sensor to a table top facing out. (allow sufficient moving room)
  • Connect the sensor to the lab pro box.
  • Open Logger Pro. (Experiments>Probes & Sensors>Motion Detector>Motion Detector)

Set-up time:~2min

Time to do demos: ~1min


Demonstration instructions

  • Have a student stand in front of sensor holding a book or folder.
  • Hit collect on the Logger Pro program
  • Have the student begin to walk when the sensor begins to record.