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Physics - Adding Vectors Handouts

Physics - Adding Vectors Handouts
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The Adding Vectors handouts are designed to teach students how to add a number of vectors by graphically drawing the vectors on a map head to tail. Students practice this by drawing a number of displacements supposedly radioed in by a hiking group. One of the hikers has been injured and the students have to find the quickest route to rescue them and then calculate the time it will take to reach them.

Product Type: Handouts
Curriculum: Physics – Mechanics - Vectors
Level: Grades 9 -12


The following handouts are included in both Word and PDF format:
• A list of objectives for the lesson
• Practice handout to illustrate the process of adding two vectors graphically
• Practice handout answer key
• Adding vector handouts (A and B)with a list of vectors to draw and add on a map
• Adding vector answer keys with filled in vector magnitudes and directions and a map with vectors drawn in and labeled

This product is part of a three part series as follows:
Measuring Vectors Handouts
1) Students measure vectors graphically
Measuring Vectors Handouts

2) Students add vectors graphically (This product)
Adding Vectors Handouts

3) Students add vectors graphically and mathematically
Adding Multiple Vectors


The handouts are downloaded as a Zip file which contains all of the files.

Please e-mail mmscience@multimediascience.com if you have any questions.


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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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