Motion February 16, 2010
Objectives <ul><li>Define the frame of reference and identify the moving object in different situations </li></ul><ul><li>...
Background The early Greeks thought that all matter was a mixture of four elements: earth, water, air and fire.
 
Position <ul><li>The location of any object. </li></ul>
Are you and your desk moving?
Frame of Reference <ul><li>The object or point from which movement is determined. </li></ul>
Is the sun setting or is the earth rising?
Earth is the most commonly used frame of reference.
 
<ul><li>What are some other ways that we see frame of reference? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Motion is a change in position relative to a frame of reference.  </li></ul><ul><li>Movement can only be measured ...
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2010 Motion

  1. 1. Motion February 16, 2010
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Define the frame of reference and identify the moving object in different situations </li></ul><ul><li>Name the most commonly used frame of reference </li></ul><ul><li>Define position and motion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background The early Greeks thought that all matter was a mixture of four elements: earth, water, air and fire.
  4. 5. Position <ul><li>The location of any object. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Are you and your desk moving?
  6. 7. Frame of Reference <ul><li>The object or point from which movement is determined. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Is the sun setting or is the earth rising?
  8. 9. Earth is the most commonly used frame of reference.
  9. 11. <ul><li>What are some other ways that we see frame of reference? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video cameras for movies or TV shows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Airplane/something airborne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We all have different frames of reference, but the most common frame of reference is the earth. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Motion is a change in position relative to a frame of reference. </li></ul><ul><li>Movement can only be measured with reference to something that is assumed to be fixed in place. </li></ul>
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