The Monkey and the Penguin

The Monkey and the Penguin: Who's Got Speed?

"I feel the need...
...the need for speed!"
--Maverick and Goose, Top Gun, 1986





Just what is speed? It may be defined in several ways:

  • How fast something is moving,
  • How fast an object travels in a given time, or
  • Distance x time (D x T).

Speed is a notion that crosses into many areas of everyday life-- we concern ourselves with the speed of cars, airplanes, trains, and boats when we travel; we use speed to understand motion, momentum, and velocity; and we measure the speed of light and the speed of sound.

Let's see how Ms. Barney introduces the game she designed to help students practice what they've learned about speed.