Students can use formulae to work out the average speed of the train. They will also analyse the motion of the train in relation to displacement, velocity and acceleration. Students will present their observations and data using appropriate methods, including tables and distance-time/ displacement-time/ speed-time graphs, showing how they have completed simple equations.
This resource is for key stage 4 students who are covering motion as part of the science element of the science (physics) curriculum for all exam boards. It is also relevant to OCR additional science. It allows students who visit Isle of Wight Steam Railway to engage with the scientific aspects within this environment.
Before the visit, students will need to know about and how to draw distance - time graphs, displacement - time graphs, and speed - time graphs
Completion of science key stage 4 Isle of Wight Steam Railway resource linked to this document
Follow-up tasks could include: Class discussion of their overall findings at Isle of Wight Steam Railway; Completion of labelled diagrams, PowerPoint slides, or animations showing these examples
Students will be able to demonstrate, practise and consolidate their understanding of the processes identified above. Students will also be able to practise and present observations and data using appropriate methods, including tables and graphs, such as displacement-time graphs, whilst using and devising simple equations.