Malcolm in the Middle: Acceleration vs. Velocity
  • Science → Physics → Acceleration
  • Science → Astronomy → Universal Expansion
  • Science → Physics → Velocity

Malcolm explains to his brothers the difference between acceleration and velocity while watching TV. He explains that, at any given moment, the Earth is rotating at 1,000 MPH and traveling at almost 67,000 MPH.

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  1. Are acceleration and velocity the same thing?
  2. What does it mean to say, "the rate at which speed is changing?"

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  • Jon H Hall
    11 months ago
    @Amy Larrington You can apply this to Relative Motion, Inertia, and as an introduction to the concepts of Velocity and Acceleration.
  • Amy Larrington
    12 months ago
    Where might this apply
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