Teaching Science

Kinematics Resources


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Motion in a Straight Line

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Motion Graph Exercises

I don't believe in overloading students with homework, but I do like to give them enough practice that they feel confident that they understand. This twenty-five page package gives them lots of practice interpreting and sketching motion graphs. Answers are included.
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Updated October 29, 2013

Motion Graph Quizzes

Once students have practiced interpreting and sketching motion graphs, you need to check their learning. These ten quizzes will give you quick feedback on their skills. Answers are included.
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Updated May 14, 2016

KineCards

A set of 60 cards with matching position-time and velocity-time graphs. Can be printed as used for matching games and exercises, or printed double-sided to use as flashcards. I find this works well in small groups (3-4 students). Hand out one set per group and have them sort the cards into matching pairs. When finished they can check their choices with the answer wheel.

Includes eight different colours of card back, so you can have eight easily-sorted sets for a classroom.
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Updated September 24, 2016

Motion Graph Matching Exercises

Using the same graphs as the KineCards set, this eight page booklet can be used as a standalone activity, or as a reinforcement after using KineCards.

Solutions are included, so students can check their work.

Here Comes Science

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Added May 11, 2017
Here Comes Science is a DVD/CD set of songs about science. The video for “Meet the Elements” was featured on boingboing.net, while the legendary rock version of “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)” finally gets a fully realized studio reading, and even it’s own answer song. Danny Weinkauf contributes “I Am A Paleontologist” which would be used in the soundtrack to a national television campaign.

TRACK LIST
Science Is Real
Meet The Elements
I Am A Paleontologist w/ Danny Weinkauf
The Bloodmobile
Electric Car w/ Robin Goldwasser
My Brother The Ape
What Is A Shooting Star?
How Many Planets?
Why Does The Sun Shine?
Why Does The Sun Really Shine?
Roy G. Biv
Put It To The Test
Photosynthesis
Cells
Speed And Velocity w/ Marty Beller
Computer Assisted Design
Solid Liquid Gas
Here Comes Science
The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)

The songs may be silly children’s songs, but the science is real. Speed and Velocity makes a nice lead-in song for this unit.

Motion in Two Dimensions

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Vector Diagram Practice

I don't believe in overloading students with homework, but I do like to give them enough practice that they feel confident that they understand. This twenty-five page package gives them lots of practice drawing vector diagrams. Answers are included.
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Updated November 15, 2015

Relative Velocity Practice

I don't believe in overloading students with homework, but I do like to give them enough practice that they feel confident that they understand. This double-sided sheet gives them lots of practice calculating relative velocities. Answers are included.
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Updated November 15, 2015

Relative Velocity Quizzes

If your students are like mine, they won't do much homework unless they know they may get a quiz on in the next class. Here are a few short quizzes based on the Relative Velocity Practice.