Education Technology

Trains in Motion

Published on 08/01/2010

Activity Overview

Students will make observations about the motion of two objects. They will compare and contrast this motion and consider how it corresponds to a graph representing distance as a function of time.

Key Steps

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    Students will make observations about the motion of two objects, determining speed, distance, and point of intersection. In this case, the dots represent two trains leaving the same train station.

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    They will compare and contrast this motion and consider how it corresponds to a graph representing the distance as a function of time.

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    In the extension, students will explore the relationship between the slope and the rate by changing the value of the rate, r.