Name: __________________

Data Sheet

 

GEARBOT Pushing Different Loads

 

1 unit =               ounces/grams (circle the one you are using)

 

 

Load                Distance          Average

 

   1 unit            ______

                         ______

                         ______

                                                ______

__________________________

 

   2 units           ______

                          ______

                          ______

                                                ______

__________________________

 

   3 units           ______

                          ______

                          ______

                                                ______

__________________________

 

   4 units           ______

                          ______

                          ______

                                                ______

__________________________

 

   5 units           ______

                          ______

                          ______

                                                ______

__________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking About It

In this activity, GEARBOT is programmed to move for 3 seconds then stop.

To push a load, GEARBOT exerts a force—the heavier the load, the greater the force.

Look at your graph to help you think about the following questions.

 

1. How does the distance change as the load increases?

 

 

 

2. How does the speed change as the load increases? How come?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thinking About It

In this activity, GEARBOT is programmed to move for 3 seconds then stop.

To push a load, GEARBOT exerts a force—the heavier the load, the greater the force.

Look at your graph to help you think about the following questions.

 

1. How does the distance change as the load increases?

 

 

 

2. How does the speed change as the load increases? How come?