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Position and Displacement

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Position and Displacement

Students will learn the meaning of an object's position, the difference between distance and displacement and some basic graphing of position vs. time.

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Position and Displacement

Explains the difference between distance (a scalar quantity) and displacement (a vector quantity).

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• Simulation

Position and Displacement Simulation

Explore how distance traveled is affected by taking different paths.

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• Video

Position, Displacement, and Graphing

Goes through a series of examples that explain position, distance traveled, and displacement. This video also looks at position-time graphs and mentions how velocity relates to these graphs.

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• Practice
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Position and Displacement Quiz - PPB

Problems ask for the difference between displacement and distance, and to calculate displacement. Basic trigonometry is expected.

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Position and Displacement Quiz

Reviews the definitions of position, distance, and displacement.

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• Critical Thinking

Position and Displacement Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Position and Displacement.

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Position and Displacement

This is an activity for students to complete while reading the Position and Displacement Concept

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• Real World Application

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• Real World Application

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• Real World Application

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• Study Guide