# 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?