Your own investigation
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In this project work, we would like you to study some type of motion. You will need to make several decisions before you start. The suggestions given here are only meant to get you thinking - you do not need to follow any of these if there are other aspects of motion that you would prefer to investigate. However, you will need to think about each of these questions before doing anything else.
The best way to get good data to study motion is to video it, then you can use each frame to investigate what is happening. If you do not have a video camera available, you can use photos, using a stop watch so you know the time interval between each shot. If you do this, you may find it helpful to have more than one camera and stop watch available, so that you can get as good a coverage of the person or animal moving as possible.
The image below shows successive positions of a butterfish at
How you choose to analyse and interpret your data is up to you. Here are some suggestions you might consider:
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Acknowledgements for use of photos in Kiran's presentation:
Please use only photos which you have permission to use in your own presentation.