S2 Transport -from 2018

As we now only have 10 periods we will need to curtail some of the fun stuff we used to do in this unit. It is still packed with cars, speed, calculations and a fun way to learn. You can always check out what you’re missing in the road safety section in BGE.

Here is the updated materials

Need to Know sheet

speed-distance-time word speed-distance-time pdf

The Post Office van word The Post Office van pdf

Stopping Distance  word Stopping Distance pdf


Velocity sheet 2018 word Velocity sheet 2018 pdf

The Post van displacement

I really must update the route cards for the playmats as they really are dangerous! Must start in the car park!

Speed TASK Mat 1

Speed TASK Mat 2

homework 1


vdt problems dominoes

At rest not moving, the object is stationary. It is not the same word as pens and pencils which are stationery!
Average Speedthe distance of the whole journey divided by the time for the whole journey.
Braking Distancedistance the vehicle will travel as the brakes are applied.
Displacementhow far you have travelled in a straight line. We would say “as the crow flies” You must quote a direction when writing down a displacement.
Distanceis how far you have travelled. It is another name for length.
Dynamicsthe part of mechanics dealing with Forces.
Instantaneous Speedthe speed at which you are travelling over a very short distance.
KinematicsKinematics means the part of mechanics dealing with motion, speed, acceleration etc
MechanicsMechanics is the branch of Physics dealing with motion (how things move)
Reaction Time the time it takes a person to react to a situation and understand the dangers.
ScalarA quantity that is fully described by a value and unit
Speed is the distance travelled in unit time.
Stopping Distancestopping distance= thinking distance + braking distance .
Thinking distanceis the distance a vehicle will travel in the time it takes you to react to the situation.
TimeTime- is how long your journey took. It is measured in seconds or during our road safety topic hours. We never write sec or secs in Physics to mean seconds
Uniform Speedwhen your speed isn’t changing, it remains constant.
VectorA quantity that is fully described by a value, unit and direction
Velocitydisplacement covered during the journey divided by the time taken. You must quote a direction when writing down a velocity

Are you really stuck on drawing that graph in your homework? Here is a hint!