Motion Vocabulary

Updated: 1/26/2018
Motion Vocabulary
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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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Kinematics - Motion Vocabulary

Storyboard Text

  • She ran 100 meters in 25 seconds.
  • So my average speed is 4 m/s!
  • STOP
  • Acceleration is a measure of the rate of change of speed, measured in m/s2.
  • Average speed is calculated by dividing the total distance by the time taken to travel that distance.
  • If an object is stationary, it is still and not moving.
  • Gradient
  • Motion Vocabulary
  • The slope of a line on a graph. If the gradient is high then the line is steep
  • Terminal velocity is the maximum velocity reached by a falling object. This happens when an object’s weight is equal, but opposite, to the drag force.