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How Fast Was That Truck Going, Anyway?

Students investigate speed, acceleration, and velocity of a vehicle.  In this speed, acceleration, and velocity of a vehicle lesson, students collect data on the motion of a vehicle rolling down a ramp.  Students make a scatter plot of average distance and average speed over time.  Students discuss the slope, y-intercepts, and the shape of the graph.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Math
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2001