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Investigating Motion: Understanding Frame of Reference part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this lab activity, students investigate the concept of frame of reference by observing, describing and drawing the same walking motion from different positions. Additionally, they determine the effect of frame of reference on the walking time. Students analyze their data and observations and develop a working definition of the concept of frame of reference. A description of the lab report format is provided.