Acceleration and Graphs of Motion

posted Sep 10, 2015, 3:03 PM by Tony Farley   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 9:25 AM ]

: Do the Acceleration lesson and quizzes at The Learning Odyssey.  You should only have to get 70% to move on.

Tuesday: Finish Acceleration lesson!

Wednesday: Do Graphs of Motion Lesson! Only then go back to acceleration!

Thursday: Measure and film these three motions:
1. Zero speed
2. Constant speed
3. Positive or negative Acceleration
(For acceleration, speed has to change. You need to measure initial speed, final speed, and how long it took to do it.)

Be sure you have the data you need to create a good looking graph and to calculate what you need. Also, be sure you have the video on your computer or on a friend's computer. Have at least one person upload it to Youtube if you have time.


1. Use your measurements to calculate the speed of 1 and 2 and the acceleration of #3.
2. Use your measurements to graph the motion of 1, 2, and 3.  The two speed graphs should have distance(meters) on the y-axis and time(seconds) on the x-axis. The acceleration graph should plot velocity (m/s) on the y-axis and time(seconds) on the x-axis.
3. Have three videos showing each of the motions that you measured, calculated, and graphed uploaded to Youtube. (only one person in your group needs to upload to Youtube, the rest just need to be able to find it.
5. Change the name, the data, post your videos (Insert > Video), post your graphs (use Sheets and take a screenshot of it with Command-Shift-4), etc.
6. Share your presentation with