Lesson Worksheet: Distance–Time Graphs Science

In this worksheet, we will practice using distance–time graphs to compare the speeds of objects.


Which color line on the graph shows the greatest speed?

  • ARed
  • BBlue
  • CGreen


Which of the following graphs correctly shows the distances and times in the table?

Time (s) 0 1 2 3 4
Distance Moved (m) 0 0 0 10 20
  • A
  • B


Fill in the blank: On a distance–time graph, the less steep the line through a set of points, the metersmovedinonesecond.

  • Afewer
  • Bmore


The graph shows the distance three toy cars move each second. Which of the tables shows the motion of the car represented by the orange crosses on the graph?

  • A
    Time Moved For (s)012345
    Distance Moved (m)012345
  • B
    Time Moved For (s)012345
    Distance Moved (m)3691215
  • C
    Time Moved For (s)012345
    Distance Moved (m)0246810


Fill in the blank: On a distance–time graph, the steeper the line through a set of points, the thetimetakentomoveonemeter.

  • Amore
  • Bless


The graph of distance and time shows a set of points. Which of the following does each marker on the graph show?

  • AA value of time only
  • BA value of distance only
  • CA value of distance and a value of time


For times after the first four seconds shown on the graph, which color line shows the greatest speed?

  • APink
  • BPurple
  • CRed


A toy car is made to travel different distances, and the time taken to travel each distance is recorded. The results are shown in the table and also on the graph. Which reading from the table records the measurement of distance and time that are shown by the pink marker on the graph?

Reading Distance Moved (m) Time Taken (s)
First 0 0
Second 50 20
Third 40 16
Fourth 20 8
Fifth 30 12
Sixth 10 4
  • AFourth
  • BFifth
  • CThird


The table shows five readings of the distance traveled by a toy car that moved for 10 seconds. The distance was measured at 2 s intervals. Which color axis of the graph must show the time that the car moves for?

Time (s) 0 2 4 6 8 10
Distance Moved (m) 0 5 10 15 20 25
  • ARed
  • BBlue


The motion of a running man is shown by the blue line. The red line shows the motion of a woman who is also running. Which of the following is correct?

  • AThe woman started to run before the man did.
  • BBoth the man and the woman started to run at the same time.
  • CThe woman started to run after the man did.

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