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Physics for Kids: Acceleration


Acceleration. (n.d.). Ducksters.

When we discussed velocity and speed, we assumed a constant velocity. However, this is rarely the case in the real world. In the real world the velocity of an object in motion is often changing. Acceleration is the measurement of change in an object's velocity. When you press down on the gas pedal in a car, the car surges forward going faster and faster. This change in velocity is acceleration. To continue reading, follow the link above.