Distance-Time Graphs


Create a graph of a runner's position versus time and watch the runner complete a 40-yard dash based on the graph you made. Notice the connection between the slope of the line and the speed of the runner. What will the runner do if the slope of the line is zero? What if the slope is negative? Add a second runner (a second graph) and connect real-world meaning to the intersection of two graphs.

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    One of the best computer lab simulations that I have used with my students to introduce motion graphs!

    Recommended For:  Middle School Physical Science

    By: Gizmo User from Texas

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    This Gizmo does a great job of showing the relationship between distance, time and speed-it will be especially helpful for review.

    Recommended For:  8th Grade Science

    By: Gizmo User from Oregon

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    See how to use this Gizmo to teach piecewise functions- YouTube Video: Y93FZgCe48s

    Recommended For:  Algebra II, Pre-Calculus

    By: Gizmo User from Virginia

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    Great Distance Time Gizmo!

    Recommended For:  Algebra I, Pre-Algebra

    By: Gizmo User from Florida

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    Adds a great visual for students to see how slope affects a graph

    Recommended For:  Algebra I

    By: Gizmo User from Texas

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