Science Content Standards:
ScienceGrade 8Physical 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.
ScienceGrade 8Physical Sciences
1c How to solve problems involving distance,
time, and average speed.
ScienceGrade 8Physical Sciences
1d To describe the velocity of an object one
must specify both direction and speed.
ScienceGrade 8Physical Sciences
1e Changes in velocity can be changes in speed,
direction, or both.
ScienceGrade 8Physical Sciences
1f How to interpret graphs of position versus
time and speed versus time for motion in a single direction.
ScienceGrade 8Investigation 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).
ScienceGrade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12Physical Sciences
1a How to solve problems involving constant
speed and average speed.
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California Content Standards
Grades K12
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Content Standards Grades K12  Science  PDF Format
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:

crossword puzzle with vocabulary words,

graphs showing constant velocity, acceleration, deceleration

Worksheet with 5 word problems on speed.

lab writeup on lab animating motion

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.
