Displacement-Time Graph

Displacement-Time Graph
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Motion Lesson Plans

Motion and Kinematics

By Oliver Smith

Motion has been studied by scientists for millennia. Using visual aids to introduce these concepts makes it easier for students to gain a solid understanding and foundation in kinematics that can help them in a range of other activities and industries!




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Storyboard Description

Displacement Time Graph with examples

Storyboard Text

  • Displacement (m)
  • GRAPH
  • EXAMPLE
  • A: Moving at a constant speed
  • Time (s)
  • Sandy is a park ranger. She is patrolling the park at a constant speed in her vehicle.
  • Displacement (m)
  • B: Stationary
  • Time (s)
  • She sees a goose in her way and stops to let it pass.
  • Displacement (m)
  • Time (s)
  • Displacement (m)
  • C: Moving at a constant speed in the same direction as section A, but not as quickly
  • She continues again, but this time more slowly in case there are other animals.
  • D: Moving at a constant speed (more quickly than A and C), but in the opposite direction.
  • Time (s)
  • There was another animal, but not a goose! She quickly turns her vehicle around to go back to the ranger station at a high speed.
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