# Moving Creature#

A set of dots representing the position of a living creature is shown in the figure. The spots are equally spaced in time. ##### Long Description of image: Motion diagram of the creature.
The motion diagram consists of seven dots numbered 0 to 6. Dots 0 to 3 form a horizontal line with an increasing spacing between adjacent dots. Dots 3 to 6 form a straight line with positive slope with an equal spacing between adjacent dots.

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## Part 1#

From dots 0 to 3, is the creature slowing down, speeding up, stationary or maintaining a constant speed? Please explain your answer.

• The creature is speeding up because the distance between points equally spaced in time is increasing.

• The creature is slowing down because the distance between points equally spaced in time is increasing.

• The creature is maintaining a constant speed because the distance between points equally spaced in time is increasing at a constant rate.

• The creature is stationary because the points form a horizontal line.

## Part 2#

From dots 3 to 6, is the creature slowing down, speeding up, stationary or maintaining a constant speed? Please explain your answer.

• The creature maintains a constant space because the distance between points equally spaced in time is constant.

• The creature is stationary because the distance between points equally spaced in time is constant.

• The creature is speeding up because the dots form a line with a positive slope.

• The creature is slowing down because the dots form a line with a positive slope.

## Part 3#

Describe a physical situation this set of dots could represent. (Choose a creature and explain what it is doing from time 0 to time 6).

• This could describe a loon or a duck accelerating across the surface of the water before taking flight at a constant speed, about 30$$^{\circ}$$ above the water.
• This could describe a loon or a duck flying at a constant speed across the surface of the water before taking flight with an increasing speed, about 30$$^{\circ}$$ above the water.
• This could describe a loon or a duck at rest on the surface of the water before taking flight at a constant speed, about 30$$^{\circ}$$ above the water.
• This could describe a loon or a duck at rest on the surface of the water before taking flight with an increasing speed, about 30$$^{\circ}$$ above the water. 