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Ch 6: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Basics of Motion

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Study for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam with ease using this chapter on the basics of motion as your guide. Short video lessons clearly outline these topics, while self-assessment quizzes help identify any areas you'll need to review further before exam day.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Basics of Motion - Chapter Summary

Check out this chapter on the basics of motion to prepare for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam. These short video lessons cover areas such as the basics of kinematics and examples of distance and displacement in physics. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Differentiate between velocity and speed
  • Define acceleration and identify the equation used to calculate it
  • Discuss linear, circular, projectile and simple harmonic motion
  • Explain the difference between scalars and vectors
  • Outline the mathematics associated with uniform circular motion

You can work at your own pace when you complete as few or as many of the lessons as you choose. Each video lesson is easy to navigate and accompanied by a self-assessment quiz for a quick check of your understanding. If you'd like to study offline, use our printable lesson transcripts as handy study guides.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Basics of Motion
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What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

1. What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects. Kinematics can tell you a lot about motion, but not everything. In this lesson, we will examine the types of questions kinematics can and cannot answer.

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

2. 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 and Velocity: Difference and Examples

3. 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.

Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

4. Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

Acceleration can be a tricky topic for many students who tend to get hung up on an object's speed. In this lesson, we will explore the common aspects of acceleration and why speed is not always important.

Motion: Linear, Simple Harmonic, Circular & Projectile

5. Motion: Linear, Simple Harmonic, Circular & Projectile

While you may be able to define 'motion' as it relates to science, do you know how simple harmonic, circular, linear and projectile motion differ from one another? Continue reading to find out more about these different types of motion, and then see if you can answer the questions on the follow-up quiz.

Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

6. 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.

Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

7. Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what uniform circular motion is, in terms of both acceleration and forces. You will also be able to use equations for centripetal force and acceleration to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

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