Investigation Roadmaps - Motion Introduction STC Motion and Design is a 15-lesson kit intended for students in grade 5. It introduces students to the physics of motion and the importance of technological design. More… Big Ideas This kit is focused on both science content ideas and science process skills. Force as a push or pull More… Foundational Images Along with a variety of drawings, sketches, and multiviews, three of our foundational images are used in conjunction with the STC Motion and Design kit: Vectors , Particles and the Magnifier tool. To get a better idea of how some of these foundational images can be used in the classroom, refer to the Motion and Design roadmap below. The Blog of Phyz: Jearl Walker's Kinetic Karnival All six 30-minute episodes of Jearl Walker's classic television series, the Emmy-winning Kinetic Karnival, are available online at Walker's MySpace page. I recommend watching them before showing them in class, although I'm sure you'd do that anyway. There are a few brief moments that sensitive educators might find objectionable. Most of us find ways to work around such trivialities, but it's always best to be aware. I developed video question sets for episodes 1, 2, 3, and 5. Here's a one-stop collection of Kinetic Karnival links for your convenience. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Physics Materials – Physics! Blog! I am trying to find a way to easily share the materials that I use in my classes. They were originally based on physics Modeling Instruction with added parts borrowed from various sources, including Matt Greenwolfe among others. Contact me if you would like the files in a format other than PDF. I should also note that these are the materials I use with my students and that they are not a fully guided set of documents. Many activities and discussions happen my classes that are invisible from the point of view of the materials. Some of the problems or activities might not be clear when taken out of context (by just viewing these PDFs). Honors Physics My 2013 updates have tried to make the course a little tighter and sharper based on what my students were able to do last year. Constant Velocity Particle Model Packet: 2012 | 2013 Balanced Forces Particle Model Packet: 2012 | 2013 Constant Acceleration Particle Model Packet: 2012 | 2013 Unbalanced Forces Particle Model Packet: 2012 | 2013