What does a simple gymnastics move look like in a graph? A new video from Schottenbauer Publishing shows how a simple head roll can be graphed, using technology from Vernier.
The slides below, excerpted from the video, show the critical components of graphing.
First, the video shows the motion of the head, with the corresponding graph:
Next, the video shows the motion of the hip, with the corresponding graph:
Finally, the video superimposes both graphs:
- Which part is higher at the beginning? In the middle? At the end?
- Which part moves the most during the video? Describe the motion in words.
- Which part moves the most in the x axis? In the y axis?
- Does the graph capture the inversion of the head? If so, how?
- Does the graph capture the rotation of the hip? If so, how?