Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

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Which of the following types of graphs does NOT describe the motion of an object?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a piece of equipment that could be used to collect data about the motion of an object?

2. What does a diagonal line on a position-time graph represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will increase your understanding of motion graphs. The quiz will also assess your comprehension of concepts like data collection and lines on a graph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify graphs that describe the motion of an object
  • Determine pieces of equipment that could be used to collect data about the motion of an object
  • Understand what a diagonal line represents on a position-time graph
  • Recognize what a flat line above zero on a velocity-time graph represents
  • Determine how to calculate the velocity of an object from a position-time graph

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the motion of an object in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a diagonal line on a position-time graph and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to calculate the velocity of an object from a position-time graph

Additional Learning

To learn more about graphing objects in motion, review the lesson Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab, which covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of motion graphs
  • Identify how to analyze data
  • Know how to graph velocity and slope
  • Understand velocity-time graphs
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