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Video Lab: Kinematics

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1. The title of the lab activity
2. The date the lab activity was performed
3. The goal(s) of the lab activity
4. A description of the lab activity (procedures, sketches, pictures, etc.)
5. Data collected in the lab activity
6. Analysis of data (calculations and answers for questions 1, 3, and 4 presented below)
7. Conclusion(s) (What did you learn? What is the answer to question 2?)
No error analysis needed.

     In this lab you will see a small toy "popper" move upward from rest when it quickly changes shape and is pushed upward by a surface. Watch the video and make measurements on the height to which the popper rises. After the video, answer the questions shown below.

1. What is the average initial speed of the popper?
2. How would the maximum height change if the the experiment was performed on the moon? Explain your answer. (Clue: the value of "g" on the moon is 6 times less that that on Earth.)
3. What is the speed of the popper when it is 1.0 m below its maximum height?
4. What is the speed of the popper when it hits the floor on the way back down?

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