Using Velocity vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion


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On a velocity vs. time graph, a line that crosses the x axis represents

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1. Velocity is a vector quantity meaning all answers must include

2. This graph is broken up into 5 sections, labeled A-E. On this graph, what section(s) represents positive acceleration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz, along with the accompanying worksheet, will test your understanding of showing motion through velocity vs. time graphs. You'll be quizzed on the graphic representation of an automobile's acceleration, braking, and backing up.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Defining velocity as a vector quantity
  • Representing an object's acceleration on a graph
  • The meaning of negative and positive acceleration

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as velocity and acceleration
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of acceleration and time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding the x- and y-axis

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson called Using Velocity Vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the motion of an object by its shape on a graph
  • Know what is represented when a line dips below the x-axis
  • Differentiate velocity vs. time graphs from position vs. time graphs