# 3Move-8

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## Contents

## Outcomes

- Pupils can identify the 3 quantities involved with the acceleration equation
- Pupils can begin to understand the difference between speed and velocity

## Specification References

1.4 recall and use the relationship between acceleration, velocity and time, a=(v-u)/t

## Starter

- Discuss Top Trumps and the concept of 0-60 times. Try to get across how 0-60 can be turned into an actucal acceleration. Show some stats about various cars?
- Set a question about who would win in a race between a car, a person, a bike and a horse. Most will no doubt say car (which is fine over a sufficient distance). Try to get them to think how the person could beat the other 3 (the idea that a person has the best acceleration so a short race would allow them to win)

## Main Body of Lesson

Have pupils make some notes on acceleration and deceleration. Use white boards to rearrange the formula. Finish up with some questions.