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### Description

Learn about position, velocity and acceleration vectors. Move the ladybug by setting the position, velocity or acceleration, and see how the vectors change. Choose linear, circular or elliptical motion, and record and playback the motion to analyze the behavior.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Draw motion vectors (position, velocity, or acceleration) for an object moving in 2D. Interpret position, velocity, and acceleration vectors for an object moving in 2D.
• Explain how velocity affects position.
• Explain how acceleration affects velocity.
• Explain why the velocity and acceleration vectors behave as they do for linear, circular, and elliptical motion.
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### Teacher-Submitted Activities

Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
Demo
Lab
HW
Physics
Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
MC Physics
Ladybug Motion 2D Vector controls for circle/elliptical motion (inquiry based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
HW
CQs
Physics
Astronomy
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? Sarah Borenstein MS Other Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Guided Discovery (Chinese/English) for Freshman University Physics: 1. Kinematics Charity Grace White(白愛恩),Janet Chen(陳衫豫),Jonathon David White(白小明) UG-Intro Guided
Lab
Physics
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
MS
Other Chemistry
Biology
Physics
PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS Other Physics
Kinematics Wang Yunhe HS Lab Physics
1 Dimensional Motion - Kinematics and Graphing Sarah Stanhope HS Lab

Guided
Physics
MOVIMENTO CIRCULAR UNIFORME Cremilson Souza HS Guided Physics
Guia de trabajo - Movimiento Mariquita 2D Julio César Páez García - Maria Camila Llorente Castro K-5 Guided Physics
Albanian All shqip Lëvizja 2D e mollëkuqes
Arabic All العربية حركة الخنفساء (ثنائي البعد)
Basque All Euskara Marigorri Higidura 2D
Belarusian All беларускі Рух божай кароўкі
Bosnian All Bosanski BUBAMARA - KRETANJE 2D
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 瓢虫在平面上运动
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) 瓢蟲在二維空間移動
Danish All Dansk Mariehøne bevægelse i 2d
Dutch All Nederlands Onzelieveheersbeestjekruipt tweedimensionaal
Estonian All Eesti Lepatriinu liikumine 2D
French All français Coccinelle en mouvement 2D
Galician All Gallegan Movemento dunha Xoaniña 2D
German All Deutsch Marienkäferbewegung 2D
Greek All Ελληνικά Διδιάστατη κίνηση πασχαλίτσας
Hebrew All עברית תנועה דו-מימדית של חיפושית
Hungarian All magyar Katicaidomítás 2 dimenzióban
Italian All italiano Moto piano della Coccinella
Japanese All 日本語 テントウムシの二次元移動(Ladybug Motion 2D)
Kazakh All Kazakh Қызыл қоңызды қозғалыс 2D
Khmer All Khmer ចលនាអណ្តើកមាសតាមពីរទិស
Korean All 한국어 2차원 운동: 무당벌레 운동
Kurdish (Turkey) All Kurdish (Turkey) Livîna Kêzxatûnê 2D
Lao All Lao ການ​ເຄື່ອນທີ່​ແບບ 2 ມຶຕຶ
Macedonian All македонски Движење на Буба мара 2D
Malay All Bahasa Melayu Pergerakkan Ladybug 2D
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Цохны 2 хэмжээст Хөдөлгөөн
Persian All فارسی حركت كفش دوزك
Polish All polski Ruch biedronki w 2 wymiarach
Portuguese All português Movimento em 2D da Ladybug
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Giro 2D da Joaninha
Serbian All Српски БУБАМАРА - КРЕТАЊЕ 2D
Slovak All Slovenčina Pohyb lienky na ploche
Slovenian All Slovenščina Gibanje pikapolonice 2D
Spanish All español Movimiento de Mariquita en 2D
Spanish (Colombia) All español (Colombia) Movimiento del cucarrón 2D
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Movimiento de Mariquita en 2D
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Movimiento de la Mariquita 2D
Swedish All svenska Nyckelpigerace 2D
Thai All ไทย การเคลื่อนที่ของแมลงเต่าทอง 2D
Turkish All Türkçe 2B Uğurböceği Hareketi
Turkmen All Turkmen Möjejigiň hereketi 2D
Ukrainian All українська Рух бедрика у 2D
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Chuyển động của Bọ rùa trong mặt phẳng
Windows Macintosh Linux
Microsoft Windows
XP/Vista/7/8.1/10