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The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has student extra Apply the Brakes
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Explore the difference between constant speed and accelerated motion with the Apply the Brakes simulation.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has student extra PhET Simulation: The Moving Man
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Explore the relationship between motion graphs and motion with PHET's The Moving Man simulation.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has student extra Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration
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Experiment with velocity-time (and position-time) plots with this interactive Java applet.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Apply the Brakes
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This Apply the Brakes simulation provides multiple representations of constant speed and accelerated motion.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide PhET Simulation: The Moving Man
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Explore the relationship between graphs and motion with The Moving Man simulation from PHET.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration
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This interactive simulation will help students relate the shape of v-t (and p-t) plots to the actual motion.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph covers the same topic as Student Difficulties in Physics Information Center
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An annotated list of documented student misconceptions related to concepts of position, velocity, and acceleration.  Contains probative questions to elicit and address the misconceptions.


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The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph accompanies V/T Graphing Lab
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Teacher's Guide to a V/T graphing lab by the same author that supplements this tutorial. Requires motion detectors.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has student extra Flickr Physics
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Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and take a visual overview of 1D Kinematics.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has student extra Shockwave Studios
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Think you get the idea? Try the Graph That Motion activity from the Shockwave Studios.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has student extra Shockwave Studios
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Think you get the idea? Try the Graph That Motion activity from the Shockwave Studios.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Shockwave Studios
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Graph That Motion from the Shockwave Studios is an excellent accompanying activity to this page.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Curriculum Corner
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Learning requires action. Give your students this sense-making activity from The Curriculum Corner.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide The Laboratory
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Looking for a lab that coordinates with this page? Try the Velocity-Time Graphs Lab at The Laboratory. Requires motion detectors.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Treasures from TPF
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Need ideas? Explore The Physics Front's treasure box of catalogued resources on kinematic graphing.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Socratic Dialog-Inducing Lab
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A collection of "guided construction" activities that introduces the concept of kinematic graphing in an interactive manner.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph has teaching guide Graph Matching Motion Model
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This EJS simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP) contrasts the graphs for constant speed and accelerated motion.


The Physics Classroom: The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph covers the same topic as SmartGraphs: Describing Velocity
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This activity utilizes the Concord Consortium's SmartGraphs interface to provide a scaffolded, interactive exploration of V/T and P/T graphs - their similarities/differences. Appropriate for middle school.



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