Toy Car Distance vs Time
By: Mary Evelyn, Olivia, and Tristan
This chart shows that the car got faster. It also shows that it didn't accelerate at a constant speed and that it didn't go at a constant speed.
In this experiment we got a toy car and pushed it across the table. Then we recorded the results. After that we made an online graph that portrayed the experiment we performed.
- newtons first law states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force, this experiment applied to this law because the car car didn't move untill we pushed it and it slowed down by the friction of the table
- newtons second law states that acceleration of an object depends on the mass and the amount of force applied f=ma, this law applied to htis experiment because of how hard we pushed the car and the mass of the car depended on the acceleration and distance the car went
- newtons third law states that when ever one object exerts a force on a second object the second object exerts an equal and opposite force on the first, this law applied to the experiment when the car hit the floor and the floor made the car stop
The forces that applied in this experiment were friction of the table, the air resistance, the force our hands exerted on the car, and the gravity keeping the the car on the table.