# The Moving Man

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• Position
• Velocity
• Acceleration

### Description

Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Interpret, predict, and draw charts (position, velocity and acceleration)for common situations.
• Describe his/her reasoning used to make sense of the charts.
Version 2.05

### Teacher Tips

 Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

### Teacher-Submitted Activities

Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
MC Physics
Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
HW
Lab
Demo
Physics
Visualization and Visual Illusions SIM Homework Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman UG-Intro HW Physics
Force and Motion activity 2: Relating graphs and free body diagrams using Moving Man and Forces 1D (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
Lab
CQs
Physics
Moving Man (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS Lab
CQs
Physics
Walker Lab with Moving Man sim Elyse Zimmer HS Lab Physics
The Moving Man: Velocity Cindi Clarke K-5 Demo Physics
Moving Man: Pos and Vel Graphs Tom Reeve HS Lab Physics
Moving Man, elementary Sarah Borenstein K-5
MS
Lab Physics
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? Sarah Borenstein MS Other Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Earth Science
Moving Man Simulation Activity Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman UG-Intro
HS
CQs Physics
Moving Man and Maze Game Simulations Homework Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman HS
UG-Intro
HW Physics
Motion and Moving Man Simulation Homework Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman UG-Intro
HS
HW 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 Lab
Guided
Physics
Video: Self-paced learning - Moving Man Simulation (Motion Graphs) Louis Wong HS
MS
Lab
Guided
Remote
HW
Physics
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
MS
Other Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS Other Physics
PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS Other Physics
3-1 PhET LAB velocity time graphs Benjamin Forbes HS Lab Physics
Motion Graphs Simon Lees HS Guided
Lab
HW
Physics
Student Guide for PhET - The Moving Man (JAVA) student guide Brian Libby HS HW
Guided
Physics
Moving Man Multiple Representations Aaron Ellis HS HW
Lab
Physics
Moving Man I: Velocity vs. Time Graphs Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
Moving Man II: Acceleration vs. Time Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
Kinematics Wang Yunhe HS Lab Physics
Moving Man - Distance vs. Time Graphs Steve Reeves HS HW Physics
Moving Man: Simple Acceleration Karen King HS Lab Physics
The "Lifelike" Moving Man: Variation in motion graphs Karen King HS Lab Physics
Moving Man with Position and Velocity graphs Karen King HS Lab Physics
Moving Man guided inquiry David Kennedy MS Lab
Get in Motion! Charisma Bennett MS Lab
Constant Velocity & Uniform Acceleration with the Moving Man jim cibulka HS Lab
Moving Man Questions Patrick Foley HS Lab
Constant Acceleration Motion Paolo Bonifacio HS Lab
Demo
Physics
Mathematics
Moving Man (Motion Intro) Rebecca Barton HS HW
Lab
Physics
1 Dimensional Motion - Kinematics and Graphing Sarah Stanhope HS Lab
Mr. (Moving Man) Gary Richert HS Lab Physics
Moving Man Activity Drew Isola HS CQs
Moving Man Algebra uses Andrzej Sokolowski, Jolanta Sokolowska HS Lab Mathematics
Moving Man: Anayzing Graphs David Moutoux HS CQs Physics
Moving the Man Traci Radil HS Lab
Moving Man - Velocity vs. Time Graphs Steve Reeves HS HW Physics
Moving Man Motion Graph Review Katherine Frett HS HW Physics
Motion Labs using MOVING MAN Nancy Spletzer UG-Intro Lab Physics
THE MOVING MAN: DISTANCE, DISPLACEMENT, SPEED & VELOCITY Timothy Blesse HS Lab Physics
Moving Man Traci Radil HS Other
Moving Man Brad Boyle, Amy Jordan, Steve Reeves HS Lab Physics
Moving Man Jessica Mullins HS Lab Physics
Moving Man Simulation Gretchen Swanson HS Lab Physics
Clases Demostrativas Interactivas (ILD) de Movimiento Rectilíneo Uniforme Diana López HS
UG-Intro
Demo
Discuss
Physics
Laptop opdracht 50 minuten Loran de Vries HS Lab Physics
SECUNDARIA: Alineación PhET con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) Diana López MS
HS
Other Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics
PREPARATORIA: Alineación de PhET con programas de la DGB México (2017) Diana López UG-Intro
HS
Other Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
PRIMARIA: Alineación con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) Diana López MS
K-5
Guided
HW
Lab
Demo
Discuss
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Astronomy
Clase Demostrativa Interactiva (ILD) Movimiento Rectilíneo Uniformemente Acelerado (MRUA) Diana López HS
UG-Intro
Demo
Discuss
Physics
Higidura zuzen uniformea Itziar 02 HS Guided Physics

Guided
Physics
Kennismaken met bewegingsdiagrammen en versnelling Koen van Bemmelen HS Demo
Guided
Physics
H έννοια της επιτάχυνσης στην ευθύγραμμη ομαλά μεταβαλλόμενη κίνηση Stelios Orfanos MS
HS
Demo
HW
Lab
Simulation Suci Nujul Hayati HS Demo Physics
Atividade experimental: Visualização e estudo de movimentos retilíneos uniformes Inês Augusto MS Remote
Demo
Guided
Lab
Physics
Função Horaria da Posição e Velocidade Cremilson Souza HS Guided Physics
Movimento Uniforme e Uniformemente Variado Cremilson Souza MS Lab
Guided
Physics
INTRODUÇÃO A CINEMÁTICA Dommenike Maciel HS
MS
Demo
HW
MC
Physics
Cruce y persecución de 2 móviles con movimiento rectilíneo y uniforme (MRU) Amaya Garcia-Barahona HS Guided
Lab
HW
Remote
Physics
UNIDAD1 S2 L3 La velocidad y la rapidez-EL HOMBRE MÓVIL FRANCISCO CRUZ CANTU HS Lab
Guided
Physics
Practica de Movimiento rectilíneo unforme- MRUV walter Manuel Trujillo Yaipen Grad
UG-Intro
Lab
Guided
HW
Physics
Hombre móvil. MRU y MRUA. Amaya Garcia-Barahona HS HW
Guided
Lab
Physics
Amharic All Amharic The Moving Man(የሚንቀሳቀስ ሰው)
Arabic All العربية الرجل المتحرك
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) All العربية (السعودية) الرجل المتحرك
Basque All Euskara Gizon mugikorra
Belarusian All беларускі Чалавека, што не хоча стаяць на месце
Bosnian All Bosanski Šetаč (promjenljivo prаvolinijsko kretаnje)
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 运动图像
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) 旅人
Croatian All hrvatski Gibanje
Czech All čeština Chodící panáček
Danish All Dansk Manden der bevæger sig
Dutch All Nederlands Het bewegende mannetje
Estonian All Eesti Liikuv mees
Finnish All suomi Liikkuva ihminen
French All français L'homme en mouvement
Galician All Gallegan O camiñante
German All Deutsch Der bewegte Mann
Greek All Ελληνικά Ο Κινούμενος Άνδρας
Hebrew All עברית האדם בתנועה
Hungarian All magyar Mozgó ember
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Mondar Mandir
Irish All Gaeilge An Fear Gluaisteach
Italian All italiano L'uomo mobile
Japanese All 日本語 移動する人
Kazakh All Kazakh Қозғалатын адам
Khmer All Khmer មនុស្សផ្លាស់ទី
Korean All 한국어 이동하는 사람
Kurdish (Turkey) All Kurdish (Turkey) Mêrika Dimeşe
Lao All Lao ການເຄື່ອນທີ່
Macedonian All македонски Шетач (променливо праволиниско движење)
Malay All Bahasa Melayu Pergerakan Manusia
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Явж буй Хүн
Norwegian Bokmal All Norsk bokmål Mannen som går
Persian All فارسی مرد متحرک
Polish All polski Poruszający się człowiek
Portuguese All português Movimento
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) O Homem em Movimento
Russian All русский Движущийся человек
Serbian All Српски Шетач ( променљиво праволинијско кретање)
Slovak All Slovenčina Chodec
Slovenian All Slovenščina Gibanje človeka
Spanish All español El Hombre Móvil
Spanish (Colombia) All español (Colombia) El Hombre en Movimiento
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) El Hombre Móvil
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) El Hombre en Movimiento
Swedish All svenska The Moving Man
Thai All ไทย การเคลื่อนที่
Tswana All Tswana Monna yo o tsamayang
Turkmen All Turkmen Hereket eden adam
Ukrainian All українська Людина, що рухається
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Khách bộ hành
Windows Macintosh Linux
Microsoft Windows
XP/Vista/7/8.1/10