This worksheet uses a Running Wolf to help students to visualize its movements as it hunts. Students will calculate the wolf's speed as it runs, and then put those calculations into a data table, Students can then graph the wolf's motion on a distance-time graph and a speed-time graph. Labeling the graph and labeling the line that represent the wolf's motions are part of the student's work.
FYI: When calculating the speeds, it is not the average speeds... it is the instantaneous speeds of the wolf. For an explanation of instantaneous speed, watch this video: http://bit.ly/1J7LAUP
On the back of the worksheet, students must define distance and displacement and then show that they understand the difference between the concepts by calculating the path that the wolf had run.
Great for a review, as a practice for understanding, or as a quiz!
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NOTE: If you download this worksheet and are confused about why the numbers in the speed column of the table are what they are, and why the speed/time graph is what it is... then please refer to the product questions tab below. I've explained this to a customer there. It will help you out also!
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