River currents

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Published on 2018 August 13th

Steer a motor boat to moorings in a river. Adjust boat speed and direction to allow for water current movements. Change the frame of reference between the boat, buoy and water current. Use vectors and trigonometry to calculate relationships between angles, speed, distance and time. Answer questions about frames of reference for cars and roads.
Students analyse the relative motion of objects by using vectors.
Students explore relationships between scalar and vector values.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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