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Subject:   RE: Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships Using Simulation Software
Author: mcclos
Date: Aug 23 2007
thank you for another simulation on distance with the carts my student will love
that.

On May 26 2007, timatthebeach wrote:
> The Applet is an effective tool because children can try various
> options such as: can you start the boy ahead of the girl ( both
> going in the same direction) but she uses a greater step size to
> catch up? How does this appear on the graph? When the girl and boy
> are running in opposite directions, what is the intersection mean?
> Waht's the difference between time as read on the clock and time
> elapsed as taken from a stopwatch? An outside running activity, or
> perhaps using low friction carts is useful to show the difference.
> Kids love stopwatches! Here's a website for another version of the
> applet and dealing with different types of 1-d motion.
>
http://webphysics.davidson.edu/physlet_resources/physlet_physics/contents/start.html

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