Students will use the TI Sensor pad to analyze speed and acceleration from a variety of chosen movements (walking forward, running, skipping, jogging, jump roping, walking backwards, walking heel-to-toe, hop, skip, or crawl). They will save and upload graphs that they will compare with other students in the class or other types of movements. The classroom time will be spent among the proper use and testing of the TI sensor pad, brainstorming for additional movements, and testing and analyzing of data used with the Engineering Design Process.
This project is designed so that students take charge of their learning. In order to complete their project, they conduct research independently, brainstorm possible solutions, choose their sensor for the task, test their hypotheses and analyze data collected from the experiment, modify procedures and retest as needed.
Author: Esta Lampkin