Ch 26: ILTS Biology: Kinematics

About This Chapter

Watch our video lessons to refresh your knowledge of motion, speed, velocity and how to depict them as you study for the ILTS Biology exam. We provide a variety of study tools to help you review information and prepare for the exam.

ILTS Biology: Kinematics - Chapter Summary

Let us help you prepare for ILTS Biology exam questions on kinematics and how to perform calculations and create graphs involving motion. Our video and text lessons can aid in answering questions on topics such as:

  • The definition of kinematics
  • Scalars and vectors
  • Distance and displacement in physics
  • Speed, velocity and acceleration
  • The big five kinematics equations
  • Vector and ticker tape diagrams
  • Graphs of motion
  • Air resistance and free fall physics
  • Projectile motion

These lessons are available for viewing anytime, on a computer or mobile device. A written transcript highlights key terms and concepts. Lesson quizzes, chapter exams and a final test at the end of the course allow you to assess your knowledge prior to taking the exam. Our dashboard feature makes it easy to monitor your study and keep up with which lessons you've completed.

ILTS Biology: Kinematics Chapter Objectives

Passing the ILTS Biology exam is one of Illinois' requirements for issuing a certificate to teach biology. There are 125 multiple-choice questions on the ILTS Biology exam. The exam is divided into six subareas, and the questions on the topics from the Kinematics chapter are in the Physical Science subarea.

By taking the multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each video lesson, you'll get experience answering questions in this format. The quizzes also offer an opportunity to gauge your learning. When you provide an incorrect answer, we link back to the specific spot in the lesson to show the reasoning behind the right answer.

11 Lessons in Chapter 26: ILTS Biology: Kinematics
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Kinematics: Definition & Graphical Representation

1. Kinematics: Definition & Graphical Representation

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what kinematics is, and how graphical representations are used in kinematics. A short quiz will follow.

Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

2. Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

In this lesson, we will examine scalars and vectors, learn why it is important to know the difference between the two and why remembering to add a direction to many of your exam answers could be the reason you get it right or wrong.

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

3. Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

Distance and displacement might seem like similar terms but in physics, understanding the difference can mean getting a question right instead of wrong. In this lesson, we will define these terms and illustrate how easy it is to confuse the two.

Speed, Velocity & Acceleration

4. Speed, Velocity & Acceleration

Speed and velocity are not the same thing. Objects' speed and velocity can be identical or very different, depending on their directions of motion. In this article, learn more about these foundational physics concepts, including acceleration and free-falling objects.

Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations

5. Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations

In this lesson, we will begin to solve problems that combine position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration. I will introduce the Big Five Equations to help you on your way.

Ticker Tape Diagrams: Analyzing Motion and Acceleration

6. Ticker Tape Diagrams: Analyzing Motion and Acceleration

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a ticker tape diagram is and analyze motion using a ticker tape diagram. A short quiz will follow.

What are Vector Diagrams? - Definition and Uses

7. What are Vector Diagrams? - Definition and Uses

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what vector diagrams are and how they are used, including vector addition and subtraction. A short quiz will follow.

Overview of Graphs of Free Fall Motion

8. Overview of Graphs of Free Fall Motion

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what free fall motion is, and identify and draw displacement, velocity, and acceleration-time graphs for free fall motion.

Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions

9. 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.

Air Resistance & Free Fall Physics: Practice Problems

10. Air Resistance & Free Fall Physics: Practice Problems

Learn what we mean by free fall, and how air resistance affects objects falling through the air. Then we'll work though a couple practice problems to see how objects act while they are in free fall.

Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

11. Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

A projectile is any object that is given an initial velocity and then follows a path determined entirely by gravity. In this lesson, we will introduce projectile motion and touch on a few key facts to keep in mind when working through these problems.

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