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  • Pupils can identify the key features of velocity time graphs

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  • 1.5 interpret velocity-time graphs
  • 1.6 determine acceleration from the gradient of a velocity-time graph
  • 1.7 determine the distance travelled from the area between a velocity-time graph and the time axis.


Collect SPARK and motion sensor

Main Body of Lesson

  • Pupils again attempt to recreate different shapes and describe what they've done.
  • Have pupils measure out 1m and then move their hand/board from one end to the other at a a constant speed. They'll be able to find the area under the graph using the automatic function on the SPARK or by hand and should get a value ~1m. Repeat but twice as quick, should still get the same area as the distance travelled is the same.



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