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Plotting speed time graphs can be a little tedious;
The ideal situation would be to take the class out in an exciting vehicle and race round in complete safety, noting times and speeds. Then they can plot a speed-time graph and find the area under the graph and hence the distance covered. Well car driving games like ‘Need for Speed’ will let you do just that and more.
Use stopwatches and note the speed every 15 seconds while you race the car round and they watch on the data projector.
See Physics Education September 2004
Themes: Forces and motion

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