Bicle Stopping Distance Desing Expirement

Topics: Wheels, Balance bicycle, Orders of magnitude Pages: 4 (943 words) Published: June 23, 2013
Bicycle Stopping Distance Design Experiment

Introduction

Training wheels are additional wheels that are mounted parallel to the rear wheel of a bicycle that have been use to assist children to balance their bicycle until they have developed a usable sense of balance on the bicycle. In this experiment we aim to discover how does the size, or diameter, of the training wheel affect the stopping distance of the bike thus finding out which size training wheel is the most effective in reducing the distance that a child rolls when they have lost control of the bike. Research question

What is the correlation between the diameter of the training wheels that are attached to a (model) bike, measured in meters, and the stopping distance of the bicycle, also measured in meters, on a fixed path of asphalt concrete?

Variables

|Variable |Importance |How it will be controlled | |Diameter of training wheel |This it the independent variable. |We will use 5 different safety wheels of diameter 0.1, | |(Independent variable) | |0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 meters respectively | |Stopping distance (dependant |This it the dependant variable. |n/a | |variable) | | | |Type of bicycle (controlled |As a different bicycle models may have |This experiment will use a 2012 child Diamondback Venom| |variable) |different stopping distances we will use the |Dirt/Street Bike. | | |same model bike. | | |Type of road (controlled |Different road...