+64 27 7250 007
Select Page

Physics Speed vs Time Graphs Activity

Holly challenged Liam to a race from the local park to the dairy. She said she would bike and Liam could run. Holly’s new bike had a good top speed but guessed that the dairy was only 100 m away. Use the following data to answer the questions and find out who would be the first to the dairy.

Liam’s Time (s)Liam’s Speed (ms-1)Holly’s Time (s)Holly’s Speed (ms-1)
0000
2122
4344
6367
8489
1051010
1261210
14714101

Questions:
1. Using the above data draw one speed versus time graph for both Liam and Holly.

  1. From the graph find Liam’s acceleration\

3. From the graph find Holly’s acceleration.

4. Who won and by how many metres?