Simple Motion


  • Position is the distance from the origin.
  • Velocity is the change in position over time.
  • Acceleration is the change in velocity over time.

Look at the position vs. time graphs on this page.  Click on Activity 1 below, and describe in words the motion of the objects in each of the four graphs presented. Ask a teacher or mentor to review your work.

Making_Motion_Matter, Activity 1

position vs. time graph