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.
Interpreting displacement versus time graphs
Determining velocity from the slope of a displacement versus time graph
Determining acceleration from the slope of a velocity versus time graph
Determining the total distance traveled by an object by calculating the sum of the areas between the velocity versus time graph and the t-axis
Determining the total displacement traveled by an object by calculating the net area between the velocity versus time graph and the t-axis
Interpreting acceleration versus time graphs
Determining the change in velocity by calculating the net area between the acceleration versus time graph and the t-axis
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.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Graphing Motion.