Making Motion Matter

Making Motion Matter

CRA Description : 
Students will be presented with graphical representations of kinematic motion and they will be asked to use these graphs to come up with other quantities that might be useful. Students will build on the ideas of position, velocity, time and acceleration and be able to come up and use the basic understanding of calculus to relate the quantities.
Subjects: 
Independent Study
Science
Physics
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Acceleration
Plotting/Sketching
Position
Slope and "Change of"
Velocity
Prior Knowledge: 
• Algebra and Trig/Pre-Calculus • The basic concept of position, velocity, acceleration, and time

Comments

I teach Conceptual Physics to 11th and 12th graders.  This is a very good lesson on kinematics but my on-level students do not have the trigonometry necessary to carry it out as fully intended so I would have to modify it to match their math levels.  The CRA supports the use of motion detectors such as TI CBR and Vernier motion detector that connects to LabQuest2 devices.  I also like the reference to Phet interactive simulations.

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