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How fast is London

Students use data from different websites to calculate the average speeds for various types of transport and represent these in graphic form to be able to see the relationship between the equation for speed and the slope of a distance time graph. They will begin to discover the concept of relative motion between two bodies moving along the same axis initially.

Learning outcomes:

  • Students must learn the equation for average speed and can use the units for speed (m/s), distance (m) and time (s) and apply it to different modes of transport.
  • They should be able to draw and interpret distance time graphs for journeys on public transport in London.
  • Students could be able to describe the relative motion of two vehicles travelling along a road or on railway lines.

This resource is part of a full set of lessons looking at how forces and energy play a major role in London’ s transport network, which can be found here 

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