Education Technology

Science: Shape Up!
by Texas Instruments

Updated on September 27, 2016

Overview

In this activity, students will use the motion detector to record motion, and observe how the direction of movement, speed of travel, and the rate of change of direction and speed affect the shape of a Distance-Time plot.

Key Steps

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    Students use the CBR2 to make various shapes to learn the difference between constant rate and changing rate.

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    The shapes that students make involve walking at more than one speed.

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    Then students have to make a shape that involves speeding up or slowing down.