1-Dimensional Kinematics

Name That Motion
This Interactive challenges learners to correctly apply the concepts of velocity and acceleration in order to match the motion of 11 objects with their corresponding verbal descriptions. Learners must correctly identify the direction of the velocity and acceleration vectors in order to successfully match the verbal descriptions to the animated motions.







Graph That Motion
This Interactive challenges learners to correctly apply the principles of kinematic graphing in order to match the motion of 11 objects with their corresponding graphical descriptions. Learners must understand how the shape of position-time and velocity-time graphs relate to a motion of  in order to successfully match the graphical descriptions to the animated motions.






Graphs and Ramps
This Interactive presents learners with the position-time or velocity-time graphs for numerous types of motion. Learners must then construct a ramp along which a ball will roll in order to match the given graph. As the ball rolls along the ramp, the motion is plotted in real time, allowing the learner to make adjustments to the ramp in order to successfully complete each challenge.


 







 
Accelerometer
With this Interactive in your browser of your mobile device, you can use your device as an accelerometer. The Interactive collects information from your device's accelerometer and displays it as a plot of acceleration vs. time. There are numerous ways in which the device can be used.

The Physics Classroom would like to thank Nerd Island Studios for contributing this Interactive to our collection.








Vector Walk
This Interactive highlights the distinction between distance and displacement. Three different motions are presented to the learner with the challenge of determining the distance traveled and the overall displacement for each.