So, my thread title was too long, here is the full title: Why should the kinematics equations be taught in a regular high school physics course? < Mentor Note -- thread title fixed (we can lengthen titles) > Let me explain my situation. I will teach physics in a different country next year as the only physics teacher in the school. I have, for the past couple years, taught the kinematics equations to my regular physics classes (spending around 6-8 weeks doing so), and i will not be doing that in my new school. What i will do is define velocity and acceleration, and pretty much that is it. However, i am trying to convince my colleagues at the school i am at now to do the same. They do not seem to be as convinced as i am. What are your best reasons why the kinematics equations should be taught in a regular physics class in high school?