The "Lifelike" Moving Man: Variation in motion graphs

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Title The "Lifelike" Moving Man: Variation in motion graphs
Description This lesson was designed to help students interpret motion graphs from motion detector data (with more variation and error than the "ideal" graphs they had been analyzing). Learning goal: Students will be able to identify the following types of motion -- constant nonzero velocity, constant acceleration, not moving -- from graphs that are not smooth. This lesson will come at the end of the kinematics unit, so they should already be able to interpret smooth, error-free motion graphs.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Graphing
Simulation(s) Mondar Mandir

Author(s) Karen King
School / Organization Denver School of Science and Technology
Date submitted 06/08/07
Date updated 15/04/28