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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Motion Simulations

I found this website for  some free online simulations that help explain motion, position, velocity, and acceleration in simple animation.

Position Activity

Here is a simple idea for students to practice accurate measurement and position with a reference point:

Front of the room is positive motion and back of the room is negative motion

Materials:
Meter stick, cup, masking tape, coffee can, book, bell, rock

Procedure:
  1.   Have students create a table with object versus position in centimeters. A piece of masking tape will be their reference point.
  2. Students will work with partner to complete the table by making accurate measurements which will include the correct sign.




Object
Distance (cm)
Cup
70
Book
-200
Coffee can
-150
Bell
-75
Rock
125