Speed and motion teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about speed and motion (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Watch this clip of a formula one car travelling around the Monza circuit in Italy and ask students to work out the average speed of the car. Apart from the time, what other things do we need to measure to calculate average speed? How could we calculate instantaneous speed i.e. the speed at specific time points? This is a world record so prepare students to be impressed! One lap of the circuit is 5.793 km.