Once you have completed your work, you will prepare an investigation report that consists of three sections. Your report should answer these questions in two pages of text. This report must be typed (12 pt font and 1-inch margins) and any diagrams, figures, or tables should be embedded into the document.
Generally, you need one page for the first two sections and the second page for third section.
Section 1 (About 1/2 page)
What concept were you investigating and how does it relate to the guiding question?
· Discuss position and time and how they relate to velocity.
· Discuss how velocity and time relate to acceleration.
Section 2 (About 1/2 page)
How did you go about your work and why? This is not the details of your procedure, but a discussion and justification of the process.
· Describe the methods for measuring the position vs. time data and any calculations that are made.
· Discuss what you did to reduce error/ensure consistent measurements.
Section 3 (A little more than 1 page)
What is your argument? This third section is where you not only present your data, but also use the values you obtain as evidence in your reasoning. Statements like, “See data table for values,” are not acceptable.
· State your claim.
· Use your measurements to support your claim.
· Include any figures that you created, along with the line of best fit to your data.
· Include a data table with the values that you measured for the acceleration.
· Discuss the limitations of your measurements and conclusions.
· Compare with other groups. Discuss reasons for differences.
Don’t make your figures so large that they take up a massive amount of space, but also don’t make them so small that they are difficult to read.