Mission KG5: Basics of Velocity-Time Graphs

Mission KG5 focuses on the basic ideas associated with graphs of velocity vs. time. You must relate a verbal description of a graph's slope to a verbal description of the motion. The mission consists of 40 questions organized into 10 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 and the area for a velocity-time graph.
  • The student should be able to match a verbal description of a given motion to the corresponding shape of a velocity-time graph.


Launch Mission KG5


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 4, Part a


Video Tutorials:

Velocity-Time Graphs: Constant Speed Motion


Velocity-Time Graphs: Changing Speed Motion



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: