Measuring Speed (Simulation)

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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Students use this resource consisting of a webpage with diagrams of three cars that students can vary the speed at which they are travelling. They can calculate the time to travel 3000m and then observe the cars as they travel the distance. This demonstrates how to work out the speed of a moving object and how to make calculations using the relationship between speed, distance and time.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-5WS) collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

(SC4-6WS) follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

(SC4-7WS) processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

(ACSIS126) In fair tests, measure and control variables, and select equipment to collect data with accuracy appropriate to the task

(ACSIS130) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

More information

Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Distance, Time, Speed, Velocity
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
Intel Corporation
Publisher:
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 27 March 2009

Resource ID: b920cd8d-3181-44a7-af22-528660a0c448