We completed a Kinematics unit and you want to be sure that you understand all the concepts related to the multiple representations of knowledge: verbal, motion diagrams, graphical and mathematical.

This PhysicsQuest is designed to help you in reviewing for the exam.

TASK

The activity consists of three sections related to Kinematics in One-Dimension. Read through

each link and answer the questions.

By the end of this PhysicsQuest you will have

reinforced the concepts learned in class.

PROCESS AND RESOURCES

The PhysicsQuest is divided into three sections.

Each section contains links to internet sites that

1. Which car or cars (red, green, and/or blue) are undergoing an acceleration? How can you tell the difference in motion?

2. Look at the Position-Time graphs of each of the cars.

Sketch and label the graphs with a ruler.

3. Write the mathematical relationship of the position and time described by each of the car's graphs. Right below each of them substitute the appropriate variables.

4. Sketch a qualitative Velocity-Time graph for each car and label each line.

Read the information and scroll down the page to the section Check Your Understanding and solve the first 5 problems.

12. Use the graph to find the displacement of each individual car after

9 seconds. Mark your work clearly on the graph.

13. Does the red car pass the blue car at three seconds?

If not, then when does the red car pass the blue car?

14. When lines on a velocity-time graph intersect, does this mean that

the two cars are passing by each other? If not, what does it mean?

Note: Even though the answers are given at the end of the animation, you have to show all your work i.e. equations, slopes, and/or areas in order to get credit. Use a ruler to construct the graphs.

If you just copy directly from the website you will receive NO CREDIT!