Education Technology

Science: Slow Down - Speed Up
by Texas Instruments

Updated on September 27, 2016

Overview

In this activity, students' will use a motion detector to observe the effect of speeding up, slowing down, and moving at a constant rate on a Distance versus Time plot.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students are given a distance-time graph that involves either speeding up or slowing down.

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    By moving from close to far away, students have to speed up to make a graph that curves upward.

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    Students also will change the direction of their walk and make a descending graph that either increases or decreases their speed.