Mr. Houde took the reins today and helped students learn how to calculate acceleration, as the change in velocity divided by the change in time. One of the more difficult concepts to understand is, why is acceleration measured in meters per seconds squared? Using algebra we were able to show that when dividing velocity (m/s) by time (s) we get: m/s/s or meters per second squared.
Gold Tape Question: If you step off a 30m high dive, and you fall (accelerate) for 2.47 seconds, what will your velocity be when you hit the water? (Hint: look up the acceleration of all falling objects on earth first)