Kinematics by Graphical Means

       

Essential Questions:

   
  • What is the difference between scalar and vector values?
  • What are distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleratioin?
  • What is the change in distance divided by the change in time?
  • What does the straight line in a position-time graph indicate?
  • What does the straight-line, velocity-time graph indicate?
  • What does a horizontal line, velocity-time graph indicate?
  • What is the slope of a distance-time graph?
  • What is the slope of a velocity-time graph?
 

Readings:

   
  Light and Matter Pg 69-85 and take notes
  Physics Flex Book Pg 154-169 and take notes
     

Videos:

   
  Building a Velocity Time Graph   Click here to view the spreadsheet that was used for the videos to the left.
  Adding Grid Lines to your Graph
  Changing Grid Lines on your graph
  Naming and Navigating Worksheets
  Automating data entry on cells
  Creating an Acceleration Time Graph from a Velocity Time Graph
 

Dealing with Instantaneous data jumps

  Creating a Position Time Graph Part I
  Creating a Position Time Graph Part II  
  Creating a Position Time Graph Part III  
 

Creating a Position Time Graph Part IV

 
     

Knowledge Checks:

   

 

Link Description Source Website
  Describing Motion Through Words Introduction to the language of Kinematics The Physics Classroom
  Describing Motion through Diagrams Reading about the various types of diagrams The Physics Classroom
  Describing Motion with Position vs. Time Graphs Reading and questions about Position vs. Time Graphs The Physics Classroom
  Describing Motion with Velocity vs. Time Graphs Reading and questionos about Velocity vs. Time Graphs The Physics Classroom
  Ball Motion Diagrams—Velocity I Print the ranking task and complete. Prentice Hall
  Ball Motion Diagrams - Acceleration Print the Ranking Task and Complete Prentice Hall
  Ball Motion Diagrams - Different Situatioins Print Ranking Task and complete. Prentice Hall
  Problem Workbook A set of problems about Kinematics by Graphical Means Mr. Wayne's Class - Albemarle High School
  Kinematics Graphs Physlets Complete problems and submit to teacher@taylorphysics.org Prentice Hall
  Practice Questions Complete questions 1-18 and submit to teacher@taylorphysics.org Prentice Hall
       

Labs:

   
  Moving Man - Position vs. Time Graph Print the lab. Go to the Moving Man Simulation (Click here). Complete the printout as you work with the lab and turn in for homework.
  Moving Man - Velocity vs. Time Graph Print the lab. Go to the Moving Man Simulation (Click here). Complete the printout as you work with the lab and turn in for homework.
  Moving Man - Acceleration vs. Time Graph Print the lab. Go to the Moving Man Simulation (Click here). Complete the printout as you work with the lab and turn in for homework.
   

Class Notes:

 
  None