# WORKSHEET Drawing Velocity Time Graphs 2015

NAME: ____________________________________________________
Drawing Velocity-Time Graphs
DATE: ______________________
For the following scenarios, sketch the corresponding position-time and velocity-time graphs.
time
velocity
position
1. A fast buggy starts ahead of the origin and moves forward at constant speed.
time
time
velocity
position
2. A buggy is located ahead of the origin and is at rest.
time
time
velocity
position
3. A slow buggy starts far ahead of the origin and moves backward for 3 seconds, then stops for 2 seconds.
time
time
velocity
position
4. A fast moving buggy starts ahead of the origin and moves forward for 2 seconds, stops for 1 second, then
reverses direction and moves backward for 2 seconds.
time
For each position-time graph, draw the corresponding velocity-time graph:
5.
4
3
velocity (m/s)
position (m)
2
2
1
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
4
time (s)
-1
0
0
6.
1
2
3
time (s)
4
-2
4
3
velocity (m/s)
position (m)
2
2
1
1
0
time (s)
-1
0
0
1
2
3
time (s)
4
-2
4
2
3
velocity (m/s)
position (m)
7.
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
time (s)
4
5
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
time (s)
-1
-2
For the three scenarios above…
8. Rank them from smallest distance traveled to largest distance traveled: ____________________________
9. Rank them from most negative displacement to most positive displacement: ________________________
10. Rank them from most negative average velocity to most positive average velocity: ____________________