Learn kinematics from animals. This video bridges the gap between reality and the powerful abstractions that we use to represent it. See how the location of a moving animal can be translated into a position vs. time graph and its velocity.
* Original video (Watch on YouTube
* Introduction to kinematics using footage from high-speed camera
* Movie file eliminates dependence on internet connection
* Accompanying Worksheet
Kinematics introduces the first abstractions of physics. This can be painful for you and the students. Bridge their way with something they care about.