Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion


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On a position vs. time graph, with position on the y-axis and time on the x-axis, a change in direction is represented by

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1. Using this graph, what is the distance of the object from the start point at 15 seconds?

2. Using this graph, at what time is the object not moving?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple choice quiz and practice worksheet will ask you to identify plot points on the position vs time graphs provided, and understand what they represent, including identifying duration and change of direction of the object.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test your knowledge of these aspects of position vs. time graphs:

  • Kinematics
  • Algebra
  • Plot points

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related position and time graph lesson
  • Problem solving - use the knowledge of plot points and change of direction to solve practice problems using the provided graph
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as x-axis and y-axis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about duration and change of direction

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of position vs. time graphs by reviewing related lesson, Using Position vs Time Graphs to Describe Motion. The lesson includes these learning objectives:

  • Understanding how to read movement from a position vs. time graph
  • Locating an object's change in direction
  • Identifying duration of movement