Speed and Distance
Step 1. Questions
Before you know it, you will be learning how to drive a car. One of the most important lessons you will learn is to control your speed! You are already familiar with important traffic signs such as “Speed Limit – 35 MPH.” But what exactly does this mean?
In order to understand speed and distance you must first know what motion is. Everything and everybody has a position, or location. When this position changes in relation to the fixed objects around a person or thing it is called motion. In this research project you are going to discover the relationships between motion, speed, and distance. You can use the following questions to begin the research process:
By using the following Web sites you can answer these questions, as well as some of your own. When your research is complete, use the steps that follow to develop a written report presenting your findings.
- How does motion relate to speed?
- What is the relationship between speed and distance?
- How do you calculate average speed?
- What is velocity and acceleration?
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!