Inclined Ramp Simulation
Sections
1. Introduction
2. Cart Ramp
3. Hypotheses
1. Introduction
 InstructionsRead the introduction Scientists often use simulations to model the real world interactions of a system. Observing the behavior of a simulation can lead to new questions about how the parts of the system interact. To answer these questions we can form hypotheses and create experiments to test the predictions made by our hypotheses. The results of our experiments can lead to better simulations and new understanding. We're going to use a simulation of a cart on a ramp to help us form some hypotheses about how the cart accelerates when the angle of the ramp or the mass of the cart changes.
2. Cart Ramp

Here we've created a simulation of a cart on a ramp. The ramp has sensors that can detect how fast the cart is moving in two places. Then, because acceleration is the change in velocity, we know how the cart accelerated between the sensors. Adjust the angle of the ramp and the mass of the cart a few times and try to get a feeling for the relationship between the parameters.