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Timing mats are pressure sensitive switches designed to be activated as you step on and off the mat. These are the smaller of the two sizes of mats that are available. They are stair tread sized (approx. 595 mm long by 170 mm wide)

A favourite activity for younger children is to find out how long they can stay in the air when they jump.

Kids jumping from one timing mat to another
Teaching applications:
  • Introducing computer based timing
  • How long do I stay in the air when jumping
  • How fast do I run, hop or skip
  • How many jumps / steps in minute
  • Speed of a bicycle
Extension and advanced ideas:
  • Foot operated trigger
  • Terminate in a mini din socket (connect via the sensor lead supplied with the logger) 
  • Digital switch-type sensors
  • Can be used singly or as a pair for timing and event monitoring connected to timing ports A and B
  • If used outside they will need protection from sharp objects
  • Sensitivity decreased if used under floor coverings e.g. carpet



Set of two (595 x 170 mm)

Available Resources

Downloads Timing Mats Sensor Manual
Doc No.: DS060 | Issue: 3

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Timing Mats (pair)

Teaching Materials

Hit the brakes! (Biology (11-14) ebook)
A variation of simple reaction times. Creating a closer model of how reaction times, and responses to stimuli, influence stopping times in cars.

View Worksheet Biology (11-14) ebook
Hit the brakes (Biology (14-18) eBook)
Extension of reaction times, uses a foot operated second switch to simulate driving a car. Use the simulation to show effect of distractions (e.g. using phone) on stopping distances.

View Worksheet Biology (14-18) eBook
Hit the brakes! (Science in Sport (11-18) eBook)
An extension to reaction times. How does the environment affect reaction times? Does equipment or the person hold the key?

View Worksheet Science in Sport (11-18) eBook
Reaction times (Science At Work (11-16) eBook)
An electronic reaction timer.

View Worksheet Science At Work (11-16) eBook
Order No. : 3255

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