# Lesson Plan: Graphing Velocity Physics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to interpret graphs of displacement and time and graphs of velocity and time that represent the motion of objects.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

- recognize how the horizontal and diagonal lines on a velocity–time graph represent the variation in the velocity of an object with time,
- recognize how the horizontal and diagonal lines on a displacement–time graph represent the variation in the velocity of an object with time,
- recognize how the horizontal and diagonal lines on a velocity–time graph represent the variation in the displacement of an object with time,
- recognize the difference between velocity being a vector quantity and speed being a scalar quantity,
- distinguish between changes in speed and changes in velocity upon graph inspection,
- distinguish between distance traveled and displacement from a point upon graph inspection,
- calculate velocities from gradients of displacement–time graphs,
- calculate displacement from the area under the line of a velocity–time graph.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

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#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

- acceleration.