A series of free Science Lessons for 7th Grade and 8th Grade, KS3 and Checkpoint Science in preparation for GCSE and IGCSE Science.
The following diagram shows examples of distance-time graphs. Scroll down the page for more examples on how to construct a distance-time-graph.
Construct a distance-time graph from given information.
Determine an object’s speed from a distance-time-graph.
Use a tangent to determine the speed of an accelerating object.
Draw a distance-time-graph of the following:
Gradient of a Distance-Time Graph
How to calculate the speed from a distance time graph?
The slope of a distance-time graph is the speed of the object.
Distance Time Graphs
Average Speed = distance/time
Slope of graph = average speed (y-axis = distance, x-axis = time)
Speed = Distance/Time
On a distance-time graph, the gradient (steepness) of the line represents the speed. The steeper the line, the faster the speed.
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