This lesson contains 10 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

Lesson duration is: 30 min

Items in this lesson

Slide 1 - Slide

Chapter 5: Movement

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Movement, sports, and traffic

Slide 3 - Mind map

Slide 4 - Slide

Capturing movement

Sometimes it is really important to capture movement going on, in races, all sorts of tests (like practicals) and comparison of all sorts. You need to capture the entire motion, not only the result so you can analyse it piece by piece and use it to enhance future performances

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How to capture motion

You can capture motion on video or on special photographs, in which multiple frames are put into one photo (a stroboscopic photo)

When you use video the framerate (the amount of pictures each second) needs to be quite high, dependent on what you want to capture (race video's are in a framerate of thousands)

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using stroboscopic photos

You need to have a scale in the photo or a ruler of sorts to use for exact distance and speed measurements.

A stroboscope has a certain frequency of flashes (the amount of flashes each second) Each photo of the object you see is taken with one of those flashes, the rest of the time it is completely darkened. The first flash gives you the starting point at 0 seconds. So make certain you don't count the first flash in your time calculations

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If the stroboscope has a frequency of 2 (0,5 seconds between flashes) what is the time when the ball reaches the highest point in the picture?

Slide 9 - Open question

Tables and graphs

You will work with tables and graphs during this chapter.

You will make them or consult them for information about the movement of objects and/or people. This is another way of capturing and analysing movement. You will find graphs with the distance and the time (x,t-diagram) , but you might also find graphs with speed and the time (s,t-diagram) , so look carefully what a graph is about.