Speed, acceleration and graphs from Physics Classroom
The motion of objects in one-dimension is described using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs, and equations in this series of
Fix the Space Station game
Use jets of gas to control a cosmonaut in space. Beware! Things move differently in space where there is no gravity.
Launch ball game from the Science Museum
This is an absolutely fantastic site. Packed with brilliant puzzles and games to play and create for your friends. Highly recommended.
BBC Bitesize: Speed = Distance/Time
Use the equation to work out the answers
Stop that car!
Click the Start button then click Brake when the light turns red to see your thinking and braking distances.
Speeds of rides at Thorpe Park
Work out the speeds of some of the rides at Thorpe Park
Powerpoint quiz on distance time graphs
Load the power point and click the correct answers
Blockbuster quiz on Speeding Up
Click on the letters and answer the questions - try to make it across the board!
How are forces related to cars?
Bitesize: Balanced forces
Explore pages 5 and 6
Bitesize: Unbalanced forces
Revise unbalanced forces,
Bitesize: Frictional forces
Read all about frictional forces.
Then try the activity and do the test!
Mechanics at a glance
A School Physics site with information about energy resources, forces and motion, how animals would fare in the Olympics and much more.
Forces and Motion
Read about forces, motion and pressure and answer the questions.
Resultant force powerpoint
Three page slideshow summary of how resistance affects acceleration.
Velocity-time graphs/ speed-time graphs:
A clear explanation of Speed, Distance and Time graphs- rather too much maths for most KS3 pupils however
The great balloon race
Use the forces of thrust and gravity to control the flight of the balloon.
Speeding up and slowing down
Try this activity with your skateboard to find out more about forces.