Constant Acceleration Matching Scenario

SMALLab - Constant Acceleration

This scenario is a natural follow-up to the Constant Velocity Matching Game.  First, students see graph multiple graphs that depict Postion vs. Time, Velocity vs. Time, and Acceleration vs. Time.  They analyze the graphs to determine the type of movement that would produce these graphs.  Second, they physically move in the space, attempting to recreate the graphs through their own actions.  The source and student graphs are overlaid to reveal similarities and difference.

Scenario Screenshots

Stage 1: Setup

Stage 1: Setup

Stage 1: Configuration Panel

Stage 1: Configuration Panel

Stage 2: Analyze Motion Graphs

Stage 2: Analyze Motion Graphs

Stage 2: Create Motion

Stage 2: Create Motion

Stage 3: Compare

Stage 3: Compare

References and Documentation

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Constant Acceleration – SMALLab Teacher Guide

 

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