 # Teacher Notes

Created by:
william Chavez
Saddleback Valley Unified School district

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Suggested Grade Level: 8-10 physical science

Science Content Standards:

Science-Grade 8-Physical Sciences

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.

Science-Grade 8-Physical Sciences

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

Science-Grade 8-Physical Sciences

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

Science-Grade 8-Physical Sciences

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

Science-Grade 8-Physical Sciences

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

Science-Grade 8-Investigation and Experimentation

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).

Science-Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12-Physical Sciences

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