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The Fall of the Ruler

This activity teaches how an ordinary ruler can measure (human reaction) time.

Grade Level: Middle School (6-8)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M4.3.3, M8.3.3, S12.4.7, S15.3.2, S15.3.3
Subject Keywords: Reaction time, Experimental Psychology, Gravity, Acceleration, Newton’s Laws

Author(s): Murray F. Spiegel
PUMAS ID: 10_02_00_1
Date Received: 2000-10-02
Date Revised: 2002-11-02
Date Accepted: 2002-11-29

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