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Long long time ago (actually, only back in 2015) we tracked a short road trip and manually computed and plotted the Time/Distance/Velocity/Acceleration. I’ve been wanting to revisit that fun little experiment, and this past weekend we had the opportunity on a 60-mile trip. Leo recorded our distance from start every five miles. This time, instead of manually plotting (which he does a lot of in school), I started him on Excel, which is certainly how he’ll be doing this once he gets beyond 3rd…or maybe 5th grade!

Here’re the results (you can see the master by clicking the pic):

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The valley in the middle of the trip is where we stopped for lunch and turned around. And, yes, we really did travel exactly 60 miles, although that wasn’t planned!