In this unit on motion, you will learn how to measure, compare and report changes in your own position and the movement of objects around you. You should have a conceptual, mathematical or graphical understanding of the following topics.
PowerPoint on Motion
Speed & Velocity
Speed is a rate. It is the distance an object travels in a given amount of time. Velocity is the speed and direction of an object.
The change in an object's velocity over time.
Distance & Displacement
Distance is the number of units travelled between two points in space. Displacement is the shortest distance and compass direction an object is from its starting point.
Distance - Time Graphs
A visual method of describing a change in position over time. The slope of the line is the speed of the object.
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