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Displacement and distance Physics Kinematics
Displacement.jpg

Overview:

An exercise designed to explore the difference between the distance travelled and the displacement travelled.


Suggestions:

Let young students explain the animation. Encourage them to refer to daily situations.

Have the students draw cases where distance and displacements are:

  • the same
  • 100% or 200% different

For older students teachers may pose a number of questions about the ball’s velocity, speed, acceleration, kinetic and potential energy, etc.


Learning object available in:

EN
DE
IT
LT
ES
CA


Terms you need to know:

distance
the length of the curved line
displacement
the length and direction of the straight line


Additional information:

type: animation
format: flash
Permission to(1):
download: yes
modify: yes
Further permissions:
http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/
Age group(2): 5-12


Notes

(1) For personal, non-commercial use. To read the complete "Terms of use" of this learning object, please follow the link given in "Further permissions".

(2) Suggested age group. The learning object may be used by the Teachers with students of any age.

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