This powerpoint guides students through an introduction to motion, reference points, directions, speed, velocity, and calculating for speed, distance and time. It is engaging, interactive, and real-life relevant! The powerpoint include ample visuals, examples. guided practice, partner practice and independent practice. It engages students into acting out examples and non-examples. The powerpoint is made to build student conceptual understanding. it is best used with the "Motion Guide", which provides students with a student guide/graphic organizer.
For each new word/concept, the powerpoint has the students record a definition, at least two examples, the formula/equation, and units. The powerpoint covers: position, motion, reference point, speed, velocity, distance, time, acceleration and negative acceleration. The end of the guided notes gives students the speed-distance-time triangle to help them conceptualize these three variables and to help them remember. It also requires students to write down basic motion problem-solving steps:
1. Circle the important parts.
2. Write down what you know
3. What is the problem asking me to solve for? (Speed, distance or time?)
4. What equation do I need?
6. Include UNITS
The content standards-aligned to 7th-grade essential standards (Forces and Motion Unit)