Graphing Data 
Pace: 3 class periods

Name that Motion
Terms to know:
position time velocity acceleration speed 
Standard
P2.2A Distinguish between the variables of distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration. 
Directions:
1. Use the activity sheet in class (or you can print here if you are at home) to explore the velocity of the car. You need to know that when the car moves to the right it is moving positively and the left is negative.
2. Complete the Name that Motion Activity as many times as required until you get it right. Keep track of the number of your trials and report them when completed and submit your data sheet for a grade.
3. You may work on your own or in pairs.
1. Use the activity sheet in class (or you can print here if you are at home) to explore the velocity of the car. You need to know that when the car moves to the right it is moving positively and the left is negative.
2. Complete the Name that Motion Activity as many times as required until you get it right. Keep track of the number of your trials and report them when completed and submit your data sheet for a grade.
3. You may work on your own or in pairs.
Graph that Motion
Terms to know:
Speed Instantaneous Speed Average Speed Velocity Position 
Standard:
P2.1C Create line graphs using measured values of position and elapsed time. 
Directions:
1. Use the activity sheet in class (or you can print here if you are at home) to explore the velocity of the car. You need to know that when the car moves to the right it is moving positively and the left is negative.
2. Complete the Graph that Motion Activity as many times as required until you get it right. Keep track of the number of your trials and report them when completed and submit your data sheet for a grade.
3. You may work on your own or in pairs.
1. Use the activity sheet in class (or you can print here if you are at home) to explore the velocity of the car. You need to know that when the car moves to the right it is moving positively and the left is negative.
2. Complete the Graph that Motion Activity as many times as required until you get it right. Keep track of the number of your trials and report them when completed and submit your data sheet for a grade.
3. You may work on your own or in pairs.
EXTRA CREDIT
2. Use the PhET "Moving Man" interactive to complete the practice sheet below on your own or in pairs on a separate sheet of paper
moving_man.pdf  
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