• Join over 1.2 million students every month
• Accelerate your learning by 29%
• Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
1. 1
1
2. 2
2

# Investigation into the effects of a change of angle on the stopping distance of a toy car.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Science Coursework: Investigation into the effects of a change of angle on the stopping distance of a toy car. Aim The aim of this experiment is to ascertain how the stopping distance of a toy car is affected by the steepness of the angle of the ramp. Diagram Safety Measures There aren't any safety aspects in this investigation. Apparatus During the experiment I used to the following equipment: Ramp 2x Metre Rulers Matchbox car Boss + Clamp Stand Prediction I predict that the steeper the ramp, the further the car will travel Fair Test To ensure that it was a fair test I made sure that any variables (such as the angle of the ramp for each of the three test runs or change in the surface area) ...read more.

Middle

I used the same surface for the test , and I always let go of the car from exactly the same height. This made it so that each of my results would have taken under the same conditions and were accurate. Results The results were as follows: Angle 1st Attempt 2nd Attempt 3rd Attempt Average 30* 41cm 69cm 60cm 56.67cm 40* 93cm 84cm 100cm 92.34cm 50* 124cm 118cm 136cm 126cm Conclusion In this experiment I have found that the steeper the angle then the car will travel faster. This is because gravity can have a greater effect on the car, as the ramp does not get in the way of gravity. ...read more.

Conclusion

I would make the surface the car travelled on much more smooth so the car would not be impeded by anything and making it so the results where a fairer representation of what went on. I would make sure the car was in perfect working condition so that no energy was wasted. Each of my results is similar and that implies that the test was done accurately. If I could do the experiment again, I would do it with the angles and 5* intervals so I could get 6 different readings. This is because it was difficult to get a good picture of the results from a graph. It is difficult to tell if there is any correlation between the results on the graph because there is little to compare them against. Other than that , I have no complaints about this at all. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Forces and Motion section.

## Found what you're looking for?

• Start learning 29% faster today
• 150,000+ documents available
• Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
• Join over 1.2 million students every month
• Accelerate your learning by 29%
• Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

# Related GCSE Forces and Motion essays

1. ## Physics Investigation: The effect of speed on braking distance

4 star(s)

Measure the stopping distance of the ball on the carpet using the metre-stick. (Use a second metre-stick if the stopping distance exceeded 100cm.) (place the metre stick along the carpet aligned to the light gate) 13. Repeat 'Steps 11 to 13' five times, re-setting the light-gate before each further trial.

2. ## To investigate the factors that affect the stopping distance of a catapulted margarine tub. ...

4 star(s)

I will continue adding 100g weights and collecting three sets of results until I reach a mass of six hundred grams. Results: Mass Stopping Distance /m Average sd in grams set 1 set2 set3 in metres 0 2.82 2.98 3.00 2.93 100 1.28 1.29 1.20 1.26 200 0.56 0.60 0.59

1. ## How the height of a ramp affects the speed of a toy car.

On my graph I have drawn dotted lines up to the line of best fit which will allow me to see what results I should have got for the 3 results which are out. These are shown in a table on my graph.

2. ## Investigation is to see how changing the height of a ramp affects the stopping ...

I am doing a graph of stopping distance vs. speed2 because the formula 1/2MV2 = FxD, uses v2. This means that v2 is directly proportional to the distance, which is more useful than just the speed. Therefore I do predict that the stopping distance is proportional to speed2, thus the graph should be a curve and also because there

1. ## Investigate the effects of an asteroid impact on Earth through a small-scale simulation.

0.19656 0.19656 3.74 80.0 21.8 22.3 1.5 0.22464 0.22464 4.00 90.0 21.9 22.2 1.7 0.25272 0.25272 4.24 100.0 21.8 22.1 1.7 0.2808 0.2808 4.47 Experiment 2 Height Of Ball Release /cm Depth of sand + straw before ball released /cm Depth of sand + straw + ball after release /cm

2. ## The experiment consisted of recording the results of a small toy car being allowed ...

The Table of Results On the page below the table of results can be seen, however, first I feel it is necessary to explain the columns in the table. Total time elapsed: The time in seconds is the total cumulative time in seconds so far.

1. ## Investigation into factors affecting the speed of a car rolling down a ramp

most accurate and reliable results when I perform the main experiment, I will need to be able to monitor the outcomes of the experiment easily. Therefore, as shown by the preliminary experiment, it is recommended that I keep the height of the ramp to values between 0cm and 40cm exclusive.

2. ## Investigating the relationship between the speed of a model car and its stopping distance.

* Stand - to hold the light gate in place. How am I going to conduct the experiment? Set-up: Below you can see my car with the card stuck on top of it using the plasticine, the card is exactly 5cm wide which is vital when we work out the speed the car is travelling.

• Over 160,000 pieces
of student written work
• Annotated by
experienced teachers
• Ideas and feedback to