Vector or Scalar Quantities

This Storyboard That activity is part of the lesson plans for Motion


Vector or Scalar

Example



Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Activity Overview


Scalar quantities only have magnitude (size) and no direction, like time, energy, and length. Vector quantities have both magnitude and direction. Vectors can be represented by arrows. The length of the arrow represents the magnitude of the quantity and the head represents the direction. Velocity and forces are examples of vectors. In order to completely understand a force, you need to know both the size of the force, but also the direction the force is acting in.

In this activity, students will create a T Chart that identifies and illustrates scalar and vector quantities. Give students a list of quantities and have them sort them into either vector or scalar quantities, or let students choose the quantities themselves.To support students who need help, print out the example storyboard, cut it up, and have students put it back together as a card sort.


Examples of Vectors and Scalars

VectorScalars
ThrustLength
DisplacementTemperature
WeightVoltage
AccelerationTime
MomentumPower
DragArea
LiftEnergy
MovementPressure
VelocitySpeed

Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)



Student Instructions

Create a T Chart that identifies and illustrates examples of scalar and vector quantities.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Label the first column as Vector and the second as Scalar.
  3. Think of three examples of each and write them in the boxes underneath each cell.
  4. Use a combinations of scenes, characters, and props to create a visualization to represent each example.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
T-Chart 3 Rows

Template


Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




Rubric

(Modify this basic rubric by clicking the link below. You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)






Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




More Storyboard That Activities for

Motion








Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)





Pricing




Help Share Storyboard That!

Looking for More?

Check out the rest of our Lesson Plans!


View All Teacher Resources


Our Posters on ZazzleOur Lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers

Clever Logo Google Classroom Logo Student Privacy Pledge signatory
Start My Free Trial
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Business Resources

All Business ArticlesBusiness Templates

Film Resources

Film ResourcesVideo Marketing

Illustrated Guides

BusinessEducation
Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class   •   Quick Rubric   •   abcBABYart   •   Storyboard That's TpT Store