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Title Describing Location and Movement
Description This activity directly addresses core mathematics and science ideas in elementary education. However, the concept of distance versus displacement must often be introduced/reintroduced in middle and high school in advance of the study of motion in order to build up the concept of vectors, which undergirds both advanced mathematics and science.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language Engleski
Keywords displacement, distance, position
Simulation(s) Brojevni pravac: Udaljenost (HTML5)


Author(s) Rebecca Vieyra
Contact Email revi8093@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET Interactive Simulations
Date submitted 2021.12.15
Date updated 2022.06.07