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Episode 205: Describing Motion

From the Institute of Physics, this episode introduces (or revises) the equations of motion. During a practical task, students undertake direct measurements to ensure that they understand the basic physics of velocity, distance and time.

Activities help students to understand:
• scalars and vectors, velocity and displacement
• the relationships between velocity, distance and time
• investigating the motion of marbles down a ramp
• average velocity, time and displacement
• velocity-time graph
• student questions

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