This powerpoint guides students through the often difficult and tedious process of interpreting and creating motion graphs. The powerpoint is best paired with the "Graphing Packet" - which provides guided notes and practice. The powerpoint guides students conceptually through the idea of graphs as a language to learn - every graph having many stories to tell! It starts with basic guided notes about what each types of line and curve means in terms of motion. It includes some interactive "spot that graph" guessing games. It then moves on to students creating stories to given motion graphs. It then guides students through the activities in the graphing packet, and guides through checks for understanding. It then moves on from interpreting graphs to creating graphs, and then into some more teeling stories with graphs pactice.
The powerpoint include ample visuals, examples and guided practice. It engages students into telling stories and acting out graphs, which makes a difficlt and dull topic engaging and fun. The powerpoint is made to build student conceptual understanding. The content standards-aligned to 7th-grade essential standards (Forces and Motion Unit)