Chapter Name: Motion and Time
Activity Name: Identifying Uniform and Non-Uniform motion in Motion and Time
In this experiment, we will identify examples of uniform and non-uniform motion from a given set of scenarios.
- Worksheet with examples provided
Step by Step Procedure:
- Take out the worksheet with the examples given: Movement of hands of a clock, A boy cycling in a crowded place, Movement of a housefly, The fan in an air cooler running at a fixed speed, A train entering into a railway station, Kite in the air, Rotation of Earth.
- Read each example carefully and visualize the motion described.
- Movement of hands of a clock – (U) Uniform
- A boy cycling in a crowded place – (NU) Non-Uniform
- Movement of a housefly – (NU) Non-Uniform
- The fan in an air cooler running at a fixed speed – (U) Uniform
- A train entering into a railway station – (NU) Non-Uniform
- Kite in the air – (NU) Non-Uniform
- Rotation of Earth – (U) Uniform
- Ensure that the examples provided are understood by all participants before marking them as uniform or non-uniform.
- Pay attention to the wording of each example to avoid misinterpretations.
- Double-check the marked answers to ensure accuracy.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
Through this activity, we learned to differentiate between uniform and non-uniform motion. Uniform motion is when an object covers equal distances in equal intervals of time, while non-uniform motion is when an object covers unequal distances in equal intervals of time.
We also observed that various real-life examples exhibit different types of motion, and it is essential to understand these concepts to study motion and time in greater depth.