Kinematics - Introductory

This is a collection of mechanics problems organised by curriculum content. More topics are available in the mechanics curriculum mapping pages.

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Cannon Balls

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

Dangerous Driver?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?


Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Investigate the relationship between speeds recorded and the distance travelled in this kinematic scenario.

Board and Spool

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Think about this mechanical configuation and compute the time taken for the man to reach the spool