This unique activity presents eleven interactive challenges designed to help students understand the language of motion. Each challenge requires the student to match the motion of an animated car to the correct verbal description of that motion. After all matches have been completed, students check their answers and try again in case of a mismatch.
Editor's Note: This activity is ideal for promoting constructivism in the secondary science classroom. It offers learners a low-risk environment for building their own understanding of velocity as a vector quantity, positive and negative acceleration, constant speed, and constant acceleration. It can be adapted for use in both middle and high school. The activity sheet allows teachers to insert the animation quickly into existing lessons.
This resource is part of The Physics Classroom web site, a growing collection of resources for teachers and learners of introductory physics.
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