Students will learn how to graph motion vs time. Students will learn how to take the slope of a graph and relate it to the instantaneous velocity or acceleration for position or velocity graphs. Finally students will learn how to take the area of a velocity vs time graph in order to calculate the displacement.
Illustrates the structure of position-time graphs with positive acceleration and explains why they are shaped this way.
Illustrates the structure of position-time graphs with negative acceleration and explains why they are shaped this way.
Illustrates velocity-time graphs and how acceleration affects them with an example problem.
Know the significance of slope, curve, and direction on a position-time graph and a velocity-time graph, sketch the graph of a moving object given a description of its motion.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Graphing Motion.
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.