 # Teacher Notes

Created by:
william Chavez

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Suggested Grade Level: 8-10 physical science

Science Content Standards:

1b Average speed is the total distance traveled divided by the total time elapsed. The speed of an object along the path traveled can vary.

1c How to solve problems involving distance, time, and average speed.

1d To describe the velocity of an object one must specify both direction and speed.

1e Changes in velocity can be changes in speed, direction, or both.

1f How to interpret graphs of position versus time and speed versus time for motion in a single direction.

9f Apply simple mathematical relationships to determine one quantity given the other two (including speed = distance/time, density = mass/volume, force = pressure x
area, volume=area x height).

1a How to solve problems involving constant speed and average speed.

Background:
Students need a basic background in graphing, and a basic understanding of motion  speed and velocity

Skills:

Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions, graphing.
Presentations -PowerPoint
Computer literacy.
Effective use of Internet resources.

Assessment:

1. crossword puzzle with vocabulary words,
2. graphs showing constant velocity, acceleration, deceleration
3. Worksheet with 5 word problems on speed.
4. lab writeup on lab animating motion
5. lab in class on car speed and velocity

Enrichment:

Make a presentation in Powerpoint explaing speed and velocity.
Design a lab to show the velocity of an object and graph results.  Quick Links - Select and click "Go" Calculators On-Line - 6,800+ Calculators C.T.A.P. Score Science - resources and lessons Discovery Science Center - Santa Ana, California Fast Search - Search without the advertisements Frank Potter's Science Gems - 14,000+ K-16 science resources Martindale's "The Reference Desk" - 30,000+ reference links Measure 4 Measure - a collection of interactive calculators Project Tomorrow Sheppard's Science Resources - features teacher created WebQuests Sheppard's Useful Links - over 1,000 links sorted by category E-Mail: yourname@whatever.com

Created
August 16, 2002