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Motion and Experimental Design Vocabulary
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independent variable
the ONE factor that is purposely changed in an experiment
Speed
Distance an object travels per unit time
dependent variable
the factor or factors being measured in an experiment to see if the independent variable is causing a change.
Instantaneous speed
Actual speed at any moment
Average speed
Total distance traveled divided by total time of travel
constant speed
When the speed of an object remains the same - it does not increase or decrease
Control Factors/Constants
the factors that are kept the same during an experiment.
units for speed
m/s, km/hr, cm/min, km/min, m/min
Units for distance
meters (m), centimeters (cm), kilometers (km)
Units for time
seconds (s), minutes (min), hours (hr)
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