# 12th Grade Point Kinematics Lesson Plan

## Topic: point kinematics

### Objectives & Outcomes

• Students will be able to define point kinematics and describe the relationships between velocity, acceleration, and displacement for a point in motion.

### Materials

• Graph paper
• Pencils
• Calculator (optional)

### Warm-up

• Review the concept of kinematics, and explain that it deals with the motion of objects without considering the forces that cause the motion.
• Ask students to give examples of motions that can be described using kinematics.
• Write their ideas on the board and discuss as a class.

### Direct Instruction

• Introduce the concept of displacement, and explain that it is the distance traveled by an object during a given time interval.
• Show students how to calculate displacement using the formula
• Explain that velocity is the rate of change of displacement with respect to time.
• Show students how to calculate velocity using the formula
• Introduce the concept of acceleration, and explain that it is the rate of change of velocity with respect to time.
• Show students how to calculate acceleration using the formula
• Use examples to demonstrate how to use these formulas to calculate displacement, velocity, and acceleration for different types of motion.

### Guided Practice

• Provide students with a set of motion-related questions and problems, and ask them to solve them using the formulas discussed in class.
• Have students work in pairs or small groups, and provide assistance as needed.

### Independent Practice

• Assign a project-based activity in which students use the concepts learned in class to plan and execute a motion-related project of their choosing. This could be a simulation of a particular scenario (e.g. a golf swing) or the planning and construction of a physical model (e.g. a pendulum).

### Closure

• Review the key concepts and equations learned in class. Ask students to share their projects and reflect on what they learned during the independent practice.

### Assessment

• Observe students during the independent practice to assess their understanding of the material.
• Collect and grade the projects for completion, accuracy, and presentation skills.