Dear all, I have created this speed simulation using Easy Java Simulation. It is free and you can download from the Dropbox link. You can also put this in the LMS, too. It is licensed under Creative Common License (Free to modify and distribute but not for commercial use)
I realized that most students will have difficulty in this topic. My gut feel is that they do not have conceptual understanding of speed and simply just applying the famous DST triangle. Hopefully, through this simulation, the students can have hands-on and by “playing” with this, they will gain a deeper understanding. The students/teachers can now pause at specific timing or distance to change the speed.
Here are some suggestion on how the simulation can be used:
– To allow the students to have a strong conceptual understanding of speed.
– To illustrate speed problem.
– To illustrate the concept of average speed.
– To allow the students to conduct inquiry-based activities to deduce the the relationship between speed, time and distance
– To allow the students to conduct inquiry-based activities to deduce the the relationship between the ratio of the speed and the distance between 2 objects given the same time traveled.
You can also read up a short-write up at the Google Doc – Speed Simulation Short Write up
Comments are welcome so that I can make the simulation even better for students.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
This is my latest remix with the time expressed in hour and minute. Thank to feedback from the teachers.