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Bell Ringer

1. For her birthday, Stacey gets a shiny new bike

with a horn and a basket on the front. She wants
all her friends to see and so begins riding up and
down her street. What is her speed if she goes
40.5 m in 5.6 s?
2. As she climbs a hill, a cyclist slows down from 25
m/s to 6 m/s in 10 seconds. What is her
Practice Problems
3. A helicopter’s speed increases from 25 m/s to 60
m/s in 5 seconds. What is the acceleration of
this helicopter?
4. Sharis sees a guy at the dance that she has a
crush on and decides to chase him and ask him
out on a date. Find her speed if she runs 80.3 m
in 4.6 s.
Velocity and Acceleration Quiz
• Clear your desk except for a pencil and your
• When finished, raise your hand and I will collect
Position vs. Time Graph

• V = slope = rise/run = ∆x/∆t

• V = (8-4m)/(4-2s) = 4m/2s = + 2m/s
Position (m)

0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Time (Minutes)
Practice Problem 1
A train travels southwest from point A to point B
through the Arizona desert at 65 mi/h. How far
will the train travel six-and-a-half hours?
Practice Problem 2
How long will your trip take (in hours) if you
travel 350 km at an average speed of 80
Practice Problem 3
1.A truck travelling at 42 m/s has an acceleration
of – 3 m/s 2 for a period of 4 s. Find the final
Practice Problem 4
A boat has an acceleration of 8 m/s 2 for a period of 5
seconds and obtains a velocity of 40 m/s. What was
the initial velocity of the boat?
You Try!
1. How far (in meters) will you travel in 3 minutes
running at a rate of 6 m/s?
2. A motorcycle has an acceleration of 6 m/s 2 for a
period of 4 seconds and obtains a velocity of 56 m/s.
What was the initial velocity of the motorcycle?
3. A car travelling at 28 m/s speeds up to 38 m/s and
has an acceleration of 2 m/s 2. Over how much time
did it accelerate?
4. How long will it take a car to travel 80 km if its speed
is 40 km/h?
Mini Average Speed Lab
• Equipment: meter stick, stop watch, yarn
• Create a course that is a distance of 10 meters. Record the number of
seconds it takes for 4 different people to walk the course. Calculate
the average speed of each person and record in the data table.
• Write the formula for finding average speed: _____________