Velocity-Time Graphs

The Velocity-Time Graphs Toolkit provides teachers with standards-based resources for designing lesson plans and units that pertain to understanding and analyzing velocity-time graphs.The components of this toolkit place an emphasis on relating the shape, the slope, and the area of a velocity-time graph to various features of an object's motion. There is an additional emphasis upon relating velocity-time graph representations of an object's motion to other representations such as verbal descriptions, dot diagrams, and position-time graphs. The Toolkit is supported by Lesson 4 of the Kinematics Chapter at The Physics Classroom Tutorial

Each toolkit can be viewed in three different ways.

  1. Velocity-Time Graphs - HTML Version of Complete Toolkit

    The HTML version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions and links to their location on the web. The complete toolkit also includes learning objectives and references the pertinent standards addressed by the resources.

  2. Velocity-Time Graphs - PDF Version of Complete Toolkit

    The PDF version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions in a printer-friendly format. Learning objectives and relevant standards are also included in the PDF Version of the complete toolkit.

  3. Velocity-Time Graphs - Toolkit To Go

    The Toolkit To Go is a 2-page PDF document that provides an abbreviated version of the complete toolkit. It contains as much information as could fit on two pages. Toolkits to Go can be photo-copied back-to-back, hole-punched, and filed in a teacher's folder or three-ring binder for future reference.