The Notion of Motion, Part 1 - Time Measurements

Resource ID#: 167808 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: kinematics, linear motion, motion, time, qualitative, quantitative, observation, analysis, spark timer, physical science, physics
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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  • Click  to open The Notion of Motion, Part 1 - Time Measurements
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