Interpreting Motion Graphs

Every movement in the world can be measured and even motionless objects can be significant indicators of movement. Focus on motion graphs that feature distance vs. time, speed vs. time, and positive and negative acceleration.

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  • Include in a review packet when preparing for the AP Physics exam
  • Use as a warm-up activity with individuals or small groups
  • Distribute to learners at the beginning of a unit on motion to assess what they know, and hand it out again once the unit is finished to check for understanding
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