Students will use given distance and time data to create distance vs. time graphs and illustrate the motion of an object. Students must accurately plot the data given and then accurately describe the motion of the object.
This activity is differentiated. Students may either write their own descriptions from the graphs they create, or they can select a description from the choices provided and cut and paste it in to place.
This is a great way to apply mathematics concepts and force and motion concepts at the same time. Students will master the meaning of the x and y axis and apply higher order thinking skills to interpret the motion of the graphs they create.
An answer key is provided.
Designed to meet the demands of NC 5.P.1.3, but applicable in any force and motion/ physics lesson.