Calculating speed using distance time graphs

In this lesson we will use the gradient of the distance time graph to calculate speed.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What goes on the x axis of a distance-time graph?

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Q2.What goes on the y axis of a distance-time graph?

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Q3.What does a straight line on the graph represent?

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Q4.What does a flat line on the graph represent?

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Q5.What does a curve on the graph represent?

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Q6.If the forces on an object are balanced, what will happen to the speed of the object?

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Q7.Which force can be exerted through rope, wire and string?

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Q8.Which of the following is a unit of pressure?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What goes on the x axis of a distance-time graph?

1/8

Q2.What goes on the y axis of a distance-time graph?

2/8

Q3.What does a straight line on the graph represent?

3/8

Q4.What does a flat line on the graph represent?

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Q5.What does a curve on the graph represent?

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Q6.If the forces on an object are balanced, what will happen to the speed of the object?

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Q7.Which force can be exerted through rope, wire and string?

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Q8.Which of the following is a unit of pressure?

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Quiz:

Calculating speed using distance-time graphs

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In a distance-time graph, what does the steepest line represent?

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Q2.In a distance-time graph, what speed does a flat horizontal line represent?

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Q3.In a distance-time graph, what does a curve represent?

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Q4.If a section of the graph does not start at distance 0, how do I find the distance travelled?

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Q5.If a section of the graph does not start at time 0, how do I find the time?

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Q6.If I travel 5 m in 2 s, what is my speed?

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Q7.If I travel 5 km in 2 hours, what is my speed?

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Q8.Change 3000 g to a mass in kg

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Q9.Calculate the weight of an object with mass 20 kg in a gravitational field strength of 9 N/kg

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Calculating speed using distance-time graphs

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In a distance-time graph, what does the steepest line represent?

1/9

Q2.In a distance-time graph, what speed does a flat horizontal line represent?

2/9

Q3.In a distance-time graph, what does a curve represent?

3/9

Q4.If a section of the graph does not start at distance 0, how do I find the distance travelled?

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Q5.If a section of the graph does not start at time 0, how do I find the time?

5/9

Q6.If I travel 5 m in 2 s, what is my speed?

6/9

Q7.If I travel 5 km in 2 hours, what is my speed?

7/9

Q8.Change 3000 g to a mass in kg

8/9

Q9.Calculate the weight of an object with mass 20 kg in a gravitational field strength of 9 N/kg

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Lesson summary: Calculating speed using distance time graphs

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