- Pupils can identify the key features of velocity-time graphs
- Pupils can calculate acceleration and distance travelled form velocity-time graphs
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.
Main Body of Lesson
Make some notes on the key shapes of velocity time graphs (stationery, constant speed, uniform acceleration and non uniform acceleration, deceleration). Highlight the need to pay attention to whether it's a distance-time graph or a velocity-time graph. Have pupils calcualte some accelerations and some distance travelleds.
Descirbe some journeys and have pupils sketch the velocity-time graph on white boards.