This activity is centered around the concept of motion. This activity defines motion and gives instruction and examples on how it cat be calculated and graphed. This activity includes informational text on calculating and graphing motion as well as a variety of problems to check for understanding. There are problems that involve solving for speed, distance traveled, and time in motion. Distance vs. Time and Speed vs. Time graphs are discussed. Twelve distance vs. time graphs and twelve speed vs. times graphs are included that require students to select the best interpretation from a set of four statements. Distance-Time Tables are covered as well and there are three questions that test the students ability to make calculations from them to interpret motion. This is meant to be a stand-alone activity that is supplemented with teacher input. This activity offers many opportunities to check for understanding or assess student progress. There are several pages that can be used for independent practice.
I use this in my classroom to help prepare my students for end of grade testing in fifth grade. This activity aligns with NC Essential Science Standards: 5.P.1, 5.P.1.2, and 5.P.1.3
This product contains two of my other products, "Interpreting Distance vs. Time Graphs and Speed vs. Time Graphs" ($3.00) and "Decimals- Subtracting and Dividing Decimal Numbers ($2.00) with Distance-Time Tables." These two products are available at my store if you do not need a product as comprehensive as this one. However, they are bundled into this product with several additional activities for only $5.00.