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Title Walker Lab with Moving Man sim
Description This lab has two parts. The first part is a hands-on experience where students map the motion of three walkers - slow, medium and fast. They create motion graphs for these walkers and interpret the slope for the graphs. The second day, students use the Moving Man sim to investigate different scenarios (similar to those in their hands-on experience). Graphing may take students an additional day, so this activity can take three days depending on the level of your students.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 120 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords constant velocity, distance time graphs
Simulation(s) The Moving Man


Author(s) Elyse Zimmer
Contact Email elyse.zimmer@gmail.com
School / Organization KIPP Houston Public Schools
Date submitted 7/21/14
Date updated 7/21/14