Students will learn the meaning of speed, velocity and average velocity.
Defines average velocity and discusses the formulas for and the differences between speed (a scalar quantity) and velocity (a vector quantity).
Watch this for an example problem that shows us calculating average velocity can be deceptively complex.
Problems require the use of the average velocity equation, converting units, and position-time graphing. One challenge problem included.
Reviews the difference between speed and velocity and how to calculate average velocity.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Average Velocity.
This is an activity for students to complete before reading the Average Velocity Concept
Discover how history was made by performing for the first time ever, the bullet drop experiment.
Experiment with changing velocity to help Tommy escape the dungeon.
A review of the terms distance, displacement, velocity, speed, and acceleration. Also looks at graphs of motion, using the kinematic equations, projectile motion, and free fall.