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

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

Cannon Balls

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

Dangerous Driver?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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


Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

Board and Spool

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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