PART A: DISTANCE and DISPLACEMENT
1. Making Observations about Distance:
A. What number and unit are written directly under the moving man? Number: 0 Unit: Meters
B. In the table below record the distances requested in meters: DISTANCE FROM Walking Man (reference point) to…. The House The Wall The tree
8 Meters 10 or -10 Meters -8 Meters
1. In the table below record the displacements requested in meters. Use “-“ and “+” to indicate direction from the reference point (Be sure to also include an amount and a unit.)
DISPLACEMENT FROM Walking Man (reference point) to…. The House The Wall The tree
+8 meters 2 meters -12 meters
What is the difference between an object’s DISTANCE and its DISPLACEMENT?
Distance is the how far an object has moved from a starting point. Displacement is how far out of place an object is. Therefore and objects may go a certain distance but come back to where they started therefore making it in no way out of place. If and object goes and does not come back to its original place that is its displacement.