Type:

Other

Description:

This middle school activity blends a motion sensor lab with a digital "SmartGraph" tool to help learners understand how forward, fast, and slow motions look on a graph of Position vs. Time. The activity requires a Vernier Go! motion device, which provides inputs to the SmartGraph interface via a USB connection. First, learners record their own movements back and forth, at varying speeds. With hints from the interactive SmartGraph, students explore how the motion appears on a Position vs. Time graph, then work to analyze what they see on the screen. This item is part of the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming education through technology.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

P/T graph,Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 5,Motion in One Dimension,Grade 8,Multimedia,displacement,Mathematics,motion graphing,Classical Mechanics,Grade 7,Upper Elementary,Position/Time graph,Other Sciences,Middle School Programming,Informal Education,Grade 9,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Position and Displacement,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508142811815T,one-dimensional motion,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-102,1D motion,Elementary School,digital grapher,Position vs. Time,velocity graphs,Velocity,Physics,motion models,distance graphs,graph tool,graph sketcher,Education Practices,motion,High School,motion graph,Education,Technology

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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None
Update Standards?

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use appropriate tools strategically.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.
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