Motion Diagrams

The Motion Diagrams Concept Builder is a tool that provides a learner with extensive practice relating the verbal description of an object's motion to the motion diagram that describes the same motion. The motion diagram includes appropriately spaced dots that represent the object's constant speed motion, speeding up motion, or slowing down motion. The motion diagram also includes a set of arrows representing the velocity of the object over the course of the motion; these arrows can be increasing in length, decreasing in length, or maintaining the same length over the course of time. And finally, the motion diagram also includes a set of arrows representing the acceleration of the object over the course of the motion. This Concept Builder is comprised of three activities - Dot Diagrams with Velocity Vectors, Dot Diagrams with Acceleration Vectors, and Motion Diagram Challenges. The built-in score-keeping makes this Concept Builder a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.
 

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the questions used in this activity can be printed. View Questions.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.






 


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