# Ch 1: AP Physics C - Kinematics: Homeschool Curriculum

The kinematics unit of this AP Physics C Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the motion of objects. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

## Who's it for?

This unit of our AP Physics C Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the motion of objects. There is no faster or easier way to learn about kinematics. Among those who would benefit are:

• Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about kinematics equations, vectors, acceleration and kinematics graphs.
• Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
• Homeschool parents who need a physics curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
• Gifted students and students with learning differences.

## How it works:

• Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
• Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
• Short quizzes and a kinematics unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

## Kinematics Unit Objectives:

• Understand what kinematics is and its limitations.
• Differentiate between vectors and scalars.
• Learn how to find the position of an object at any moment in time.
• Distinguish between displacement and distance.
• Recognize the difference between an object's velocity and its speed.
• Understand acceleration as a vector quality.
• Learn to use accurate significant figures and provide answers in scientific notation.
• Complete two-step accelerated motion problems using the Big Five Equations.
• Discover how to represent kinematics graphically.
• Analyze an object's motion and acceleration using a ticker tape diagram.
• Learn what vector diagrams are and their uses.
• Describe motion using position vs. time graphs.
• Figure out a line's slope on a position vs. time graph.
• Describe motion using velocity vs. time graphs.
• Calculate an object's acceleration using the slope of a line on a velocity vs. time graph.
• Use a plot of velocity vs. time to find an object's displacement.
• Provide qualitative descriptions of graphs of motion.
• Determine the time, height and speed of flight in free-fall problems.
• Depict free fall motion on velocity vs. time and position vs. time graphs.
• Understand an object's acceleration moving under gravity's influence.
• Learn about projectile motion and how to solve related problems.
• Identify kinematics equations used to depict objects' motion.

22 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP Physics C - Kinematics: Homeschool Curriculum
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