Mission KC3: Speed and Velocity

Mission KC3 focuses on the distinction between the concepts of speed and velocity. Students must apply the definitions to determine the average speed and the average velocity for a multi-leg trip. The mission consists of 34 questions organized into 9 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to distinguish between the quantities speed and velocity in terms of their definition and their distinction as scalars and vectors.
  • The student should be able to apply the distinction between speed and velocity to a physical scenario in order to determine the speed and the velocity of a moving object.


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, One-Dimensional Kinematics Unit, Lesson 1, Part d

Video Tutorial: Speed and Velocity


Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: