G481.1 Motion

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Lesson 1- Physical Quantities+Units

Motion: What Physical Quantites are and what units go with them.
Using Numerical Prefixes.

Lesson 2 - Vectors and Scalars

Motion: What Vectors and Scalars are and examples of them.

Lesson 3 - Vector Addition

Motion: Adding Vectors in 2 dimensions and using Pythagoras' Theorem to find the size of the resultant.

Lesson 4 - Components of a vector

Motion: Finding the components of a resultant vector by using trigonometry.

Lesson 5 - Gatso Speed Cameras

How GATSO Speed cameras work.

Lesson 6-Displacement Time Graphs

Motion: Defining displacement and using displacement-time graphs to describe motion.

Lesson 7 - Velocity Time Graphs

Motion: Defining velocity and using velocity-time graphs to describe motion.

Lesson 8 - Motion Graphs Review

Motion: Using displacement-time and velocity-time graphs to find velocity, acceleration and displacement.

Lesson 9 - Uniform Acceleration

Motion: Deriving the equations of motion (suvat equations) and using them.

Lesson 10 - Motion under Gravity

Motion: Practical use of the equations of motion. Describing an experiment to find acceleration due to gravity.

Lesson 11 - Projectiles intro

Motion: What a projectile is and what path one follows.

Lesson 12 - Projectiles challenge

Motion: Applying the equations of motion to projectile motion.

Lesson 13 - Projectiles Practise

Motion: Applying the equations of motion to projectile motion.

Lesson 14 - G481.1 Module Review

Motion: Test yourself on Motion.

Lesson 15 - Newton's 2nd Law

Forces in action: Using Newton's 2nd Law and defining the Newton.

Lesson 16 - Newton 2 practise

Forces in action: Questions using Newton's 2nd Law.

Lesson 17 - Non-Linear Motion

Forces in action: Describing the motion of projectiles travelling in a fluid.

Lesson 18 - Equilibrium Definitions

Forces in action: Describing equilibrium and using the triangle of forces.

Lesson 19 - Moments and Couples

Forces in action: Describing moments and couples.

Lesson 20 - Equilibrium Examples

Forces in action: Using the principle of moments to do questions involving practical situations.

Lesson 21 - Density and Pressure

Forces in action: Describing density and pressure and their units.

Lesson 22 - Forces on Vehicles

Forces in action: Describing the factors that affect stopping distance.

Lesson 23-Physics of vehicles intro

Forces in action: Describing how air bags, seat belts and crumple zones work and looking at how GPS works.

Lesson 24 - Physics of vehicles

Forces in action: Describing how forces are reduced by using air bags, seat belts and crumple zones.

Lesson 25 - G481.2 Review

Forces in action: Test yourself on Forces in action.

Lesson 26 - Work and energy

Work and Energy: Defining work done and the Joule and using the equation.

Lesson 27 - Energy Changes

Work and Energy: Defining the conservation of energy and describing some examples.

Lesson 28 - GPE to KE

Work and Energy: Describing the interchange between gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy using equations.

Lesson 29 - Power

Work and Energy: Describing power and the Watt.

Lesson 30 - Efficiency

Work and Energy: Describing energy efficiency.

Lesson 31 - Spring Constant

Work and Energy: Looking at elastic materials and using Hooke's Law.

Lesson 32 - Strain Energy

Work and Energy: Describing the energy stored in elastic materials.

Lesson 33 - Young Modulus

Work and Energy: Describing Stress and Strain of materials, the definition of the Young Modulus and describing experiments to find it.

Lesson 34 - Material Properties

Work and Energy: Defining the terms elastic deformation and plastic deformation of a material. Looking at stress strain graphs for ductile, brittle and polymeric materials.

Lesson 35 - G481 Review

Work and Energy: Test yourself on Work and Energy.

Lesson 5 - Gatso Speed Cameras


You should:

Compare and contrast average speed cameras and GATSOs.


Watch the Myth Busters video at the top of the page about speed cameras. This should get you thinking about how they work


Speed cameras have been used to try and limit speeds in order to make roads safer.

Watch the following clip:

The speed of an object is defined as the distance it has travelled in a specific amount of time. (Speed = distance travelled / time taken). The SI units are m/s. So in order to find the speed of a car we need to measure the time it takes to go a specific distance and then calculate it. There are different ways that speed cameras do this.


Use the internet to research how speed cameras work. There are different types so just concentrate on one. Make a poster that explains how your chosen type of speed cameras work.

You must answer these questions:

How is it triggered?

How does it record the time?

How many photos does it take?

Why does it take the photos?

You should include diagrams and explain everything in your own words.

You could explain how other speed cameras work.


You should check through these outcomes. If there is anything you can't do, check through the page again before you do your homework.

Compare and contrast average speed cameras and GATSOs.