Presentation on theme: "Science Fair Project Physics Ramp madness David Martinez Cydeni Carter."— Presentation transcript:
1Science Fair ProjectPhysicsRamp madnessDavid MartinezCydeni Carter
2Statement of the Problem How does plastic, cardboard, and metal affect the speed of the car?
3Project OverviewWe are going to test how metal, plastic, and cardboard ramps will affect the speed of a toy car. Then we will see what affects it the most and why.
4Variables Independent variable: surface Dependent variable: speed of car measured in seconds per footConstant variables: speed of car, weight of car, length of surface, size of wheels, distance from start to finish, angle of ramp, width, and heightControl group: plastic
5HypothesisIf the car is on a metal ramp then it will travel faster then it proves that the surface is faster because it is smoother than the others.
6MaterialsOne toy car3 ramps made out of metal, plastic, and cardboard that are 2.5 inches and I meter longStopwatchCamera with videogoggles
7Procedure Gather all materials needed and safety precautions Put goggles onCut plastic, metal, and plastic so that its 2.5 inches wide and 1 meter longSet up the ramps at an angle of 30 degreesRecord time it took for each to get to the finish lineMake chart showing time of cars
8Photos The Toy Car David Making the plastic ramp The Card Board Ramp Cydeni Doing the Card Board TestToy Car