Teaching Tips

Best Fit Curves

Do your students think that a straight line should fit all graphs? Ever seen a straight line drawn through position vs. time graphs for accelerating objects? Here is a tutorial movie that helps students decide whether  a line or a curve fits the graph, and provides rules of thumb for drawing that best-fit curve. The movie is posted on the Exploring Physics YouTube channel, and is one of a large number of tutorial movies included in the Exploring Physics Curriculum app. All movies posted on our YouTube channel are free for your use and can be used at a variety of grade levels, from middle to high school.

Exploring Physics YouTube channel