Lesson 27 Accelerating the acceleration

Worksheet 1 Steady rise and acceleration

Balloon height Rocket height
Time (s) Height (m) Change in height (m)
0 0
1 6 6
2 12 6
3 18 6
4 24 6
5 30 6
6 36 6
Time (s) Height (m) Change in height (m)
0 0
1 6 5
2 12  10
3 18 15
4 24 20
5 30 25
6 36 30

 

The values from the two tables are plotted on the graph along with new values up to 12 seconds.

How would you describe the difference in the way the balloon and rocket rise?

Think and discuss this with your partner, using words like ‘speed’ and ‘acceleration’, before¬†sharing with the class.

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