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Simple Machines
Lab 1 - Inclined Plane

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Discussion Prompts


  • What was the purpose of the investigation?
  • How was the motion of the Blue Wheel observed and recorded?
  • What cause and effect relationship did you observe?
  • Did the force of gravity and the height of the Inclined Plane affect the distance the Blue Wheel traveled?


  • Did data improve your predictions?
  • Do you think testing all three heights again and recording the measurements could help in making your predictions even more accurate?


  • What worked well in your team?
  • What would you change for next time?
  • How did your team discuss the justifications for your predictions?