The Notion of Motion, Part 3 - Average Velocity

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Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 15 Minute(s)
Keywords: physical science, physics, motion, kinematics, time, position, displacement, spark timer, dune buggy, distance, velocity, average velocity, slope, bivariate data, bar graph
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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