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Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be solved by the presence of mysterious dark matter. Perhaps by showing this, you can inspire your space scientists to be the one who finally proves its existence! Because of the brevity of the clip, you may want to simply embed it within your own presentation.
Teaching young mathematicians to use consistent units in their expressions as well as numbers, Sal demonstrates several ways to translate speed units in pre-algebra. He encourages viewers to memorize common speed units, such as the amount of feet in a mile, in order to facilitate problem-solving.
The learner must use the given constant speed to find the unit rate. A table is made in order to relate the speed to the time and the distance. From the table, learners are able to see the unit rate in miles per minute and miles per hour, a simple exercise in solving unit rate problems to constant speed.
Compare two different proportional relationships on a graph. It is up to your mathematicians to determine which of two moving objects have greater speed. A good example of a Common Core multiple choice question. 
In this speed and acceleration instructional activity, students complete math word problems having to do with speed and acceleration. Students complete 13 problems.
Young scholars explore all the options open to beat the gas prices soaring as of late. In addition, explore what the ideal speed to drive for best gas mileage. Pros/Cons are debated on both sides of the issue. Included is discussion for an optimum amount of gas on a trip--a common mathematical problem.
Observiing the atmosphere is always a fascinating past time. In this science lesson, learners are encouraged to observe the wind speed and cloudiness present each day. The observations take place over a period of three days, and each learner keeps a record of their observations. Everyone compares their results.
How are chemical reactions like dating? A collision must first occur! In this hilarious approach to speeding up chemical reactions, viewers find out that five changes can increase the rate of reaction: smaller space, increased number of particles, increased temperature (and therefore velocity), increased surface area, and adding a catalyst. Teens will thoroughly enjoy and learn from this feature! Because of its quick pace, you will want to review each concept in more detail, but this is a worthy introduction.
In these calculating speed, distance, and time worksheets, 6th graders review information, formulas, and examples, and solve word problems calculating average speeds, distance traveled, time taken, convert time measurements and speeds, and complete distance-time graphs. Students solve 51 problems.
In this speed instructional activity, students investigate the relationship between speed, distance traveled and time traveled. Students use hot wheel cars, a ramp, some  books and a photogate to measure data using different experimental variables. Students answer six post lab questions about their conclusions.
In this speed worksheet, students calculate acceleration and deceleration and compare speed with velocity. Students complete 6 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 6 word problems.
High schoolers determine the relationship between leg length, stride length, and speed in humans and bipedal dinosaurs. They collect data and graph these human characteristics then use actual data collected from dinosaur track pads and fossils to interpolate the speed data for bipedal dinosaurs.
In this science activity, students create a race track and mark each distance as stated. Then they perform each task and record the time it takes them for each. Students also record their data from the experiment into the chart illustrated and use the information to calculate the speed for each task and distance.
Your class will love this outdoor lesson! Learners participate in activities to calculate speed and motion using bicycles and skateboards. They determine the average speed among class members for the distance traveled and share their results.
Students calculate the speed of an object, by measuring the amount of time it takes to cover a given distance, and then divide: speed=distance/time. However, the object may not have been moving at a constant rate over the given distance. Thus this calculation would give students the average speed.
Students ride bicycles or skateboards and determine their average speed. In this physics instructional activity, students travel to a park and are timed while riding bicycles or skateboards over a variety of courses. They complete an spreadsheet by entering formulas and making calculations.
Students work with Vernier real-time data collection probes. In this data collection lesson, students conduct time and distance experiments while collecting data and calculating averages. They use Vernier CBR probes and apply the appropriate formulas to investigate speed, acceleration, weight, and mass.
In this science activity, students solve each of the word problems on speed machines using the formula given and rounding their answers to the nearest tenth. Students also fill in the boxes and use a calculator to determine how long it would take each machine to get to travel 60 miles.
For this acceleration and average speed worksheet, students learn the equations for acceleration and average speed. They match 6 variables with their quantities, they identify speed vs. velocity and scalar vs. vector and they solve 4 problems for speed or acceleration. They analyze 2 graphs and find the acceleration and the regions indicating constant speed, deceleration and acceleration.
Eleventh graders calculate solar wind speed given a set of data. In this earth science lesson, 11th graders predict what time the aurora would most likely be seen on Earth. They convert measurements from one unit to another.

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