Mission KG1: Basics of Position-Time Graphs

Mission KG1 focuses on the basic ideas associated with graphs of position vs. time. Students must relate a verbal description of a graph's slope to a verbal description of the motion. The mission consists of 30 questions organized into 8 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to identify the physical significance of the slope for a position-time graph.
  • The student should be able to match a verbal description of a given motion to the corresponding shape of a position-time graph.


Launch Mission KG1


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, One-Dimensional Kinematics Unit, Lesson 3, Part a


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Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: