The Physics Classroom: Describing Motion with Position vs. Time Graphs Relations
Physics Front Related Resources
This interactive activity for middle school uses a blended learning approach to help students understand the meaning of a Position vs. Time graph.
Explore the difference between constant speed and accelerated motion with the Apply the Brakes simulation.
Explore the relationship between motion graphs and motion with PHET's The Moving Man simulation.
Experiment with position-time (and velocity-time) plots with this interactive Java applet.
This Apply the Brakes simulation provides multiple representations of constant speed and accelerated motion.
This EJS simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP) contrasts the graphs for constant speed and accelerated motion.
Explore the relationship between graphs and motion with The Moving Man simulation from PHET.
This interactive simulation will help students relate the shape of p-t (and v-t) plots to the actual motion.
Other Related Resources
Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and take a visual overview of 1D Kinematics.
Graph That Motion from the Shockwave Studios is an excellent accompanying activity to this page.
Looking for a lab that coordinates with this page? Try the Position-Time Graphs Lab at The Laboratory. Requires motion detectors.
Learning requires action. Give your students this sense-making activity from The Curriculum Corner.
Need ideas? Explore The Physics Front's treasure box of catalogued resources on kinematic graphing.
A collection of "guided construction" activities that introduces the concept of kinematic graphing in an interactive manner.
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