The Notion of Motion, Part 2 - Position vs Time

Resource ID#: 167970 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial


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General Information

Subject(s): Science, Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: physics, physical science, kinematics, slope, scatterplot, position, time, motion, linear motion, , displacement,
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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