Kinematic Equations and Lab Reports
Listing the major motion equations and defining displacement, velocity, and acceleration in college-level lab reports, including sections such as heading, lab title, and objectives stated in your own words.
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Slide1Do Now: Choose One1) List the three major kinematic equations 2) Define displacement, velocity and acceleration using complete sentences
Slide2In college, labs must be presented in a well formatted report. This is a college level course, so I will expect a college level lab report. A lab report consists of several separate sections.
Slide3Heading - All lab reports should include a labtitle. Objective – The objective of lab should be stated in your own words. Do not copy from the lab worksheet.
Slide4The Method/Setup section of your lab shouldbe clear and detailed. Someone should be able to repeat the experiment by reading only your report. Be sure to include: A brief description of what was done to accomplish the objective. All equipment used A sketch of the experimental set-up
Slide5Include: Raw data sheets Ruler drawn or computer generated charts Include all units
Slide6Include all graphs when appropriate. Ruler drawn or computer generated. Correctly labeled axes, completed title, best fit line
Slide7How did you get from the data to the results?Calculations: Include all equations used A sample of each type of calculation with units Usually easier to write by hand Results: Include results on a ruler drawn or computer generated chart.
Slide8The most important part of the report. Adiscussion and analysis of your data. Discuss the results and cite evidence to show you accomplished your objective. Did your results match the theoretical value? What sources of error or uncertainty affected your results? How did these sources affect the results? How can you reduce or account for these sources in the future?