Education Technology

Visualizing Particle Motion: A New Look

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students use the parametric mode of the graphing calculator to visualize a particle motion problem.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Students will:

  • Use the parametric mode of the graphing calculator to visualize a particle motion problem.
  • Visualize velocity and speed using the differentiation feature.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results:
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary