Education Technology

Match Me!

Updated on 10/13/2016

Activity Overview

In this activity, students move in a specific way in front of the motion detector to create motion plots that match a given Distance versus Time plot. They make connections between types of movements and characteristics of Distance-Time graphs. They learn to change the shape of the plot by adjusting the starting point, speed, and the direction of motion.

Key Steps

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    Students learn to match a given Distance-time graph by adjusting the starting point, speed, and the direction of motion.

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    The distance-time plots that students have to match consist of two to four segments of different slopes.