Ch 2: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 2: Motion

About This Chapter

The Motion chapter of this Glencoe Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential physical science lessons of motion. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Motion textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Physical Science's Motion chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the motion topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • State of motion
  • The difference between speed and velocity
  • The formulas for speed and velocity
  • How to describe graphs of motion
  • How to use position vs. time graphs
  • The formula for acceleration
  • How to determine an object's acceleration
  • The types of force
  • Balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Newton's First Law of Motion

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10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 2: Motion
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
State of Motion and Velocity

1. State of Motion and Velocity

An object's state of motion describes how it is moving. But there are many ways we can describe motion, such as speed and velocity. This motion is relative to other objects around it, such as the earth, the sun, and even other stars in our galaxy.

Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples

2. Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples

Is it possible to drive with a speed of 100 mph but a velocity of 0? In this lesson, we will examine the difference between speed and velocity and use that information to answer this question.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

3. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions

4. Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions

You can just look at graphs of straight line motion and accurately describe how that object is moving. In this lesson, we will investigate the basic shapes the graphs can take and what conclusions you can draw from these shapes.

Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

5. Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

Describing motion with graphs can be a simple, yet powerful tool in your physics arsenal. In this lesson, we begin by looking at the basic position vs. time graph.

What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

6. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.

Determining the Acceleration of an Object

7. Determining the Acceleration of an Object

Acceleration is a change in an object's state of motion. A few variables need to be identified to calculate an object's acceleration, but once we have those values, we can put them into a simple equation to find out how quickly or slowly an object's velocity is changing.

Force: Definition and Types

8. Force: Definition and Types

Force is everywhere and it comes in a variety of sizes, directions, and types. In this video lesson, you'll identify force as well the different types of force that objects may experience.

Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

9. Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

Forces are needed to start or stop an object's motion, but can also be involved when an object is at rest or already traveling at constant velocity. In this video lesson, you'll identify the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces, understanding how they affect the movement of objects.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

10. Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

This lesson describes Newton's first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia. The interaction between force and motion is explained. Several examples are used to discuss the implications of this law on earth and in space.

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