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1 Freshman Physics Jennifer Adams (314) Jennifer Adams (314)

2 Me 8th year at CHS Physics BS from UMR and finishing MSEd at Webster this year 2 children in the district

3 Why Physics First? Concrete Experiences to Abstract Thought

4 This Physics Class Teaching Science Using Physics as a Context Presentation Skills Students Direct the Learning Modeling Curriculum

5 Modeling Physics Created by David Hestenes in the ’80s Recognized by US Dept of Education as: One of the top 7 best K-12 educational technology programs One of two Exemplary K-12 science programs The Modeling Cycle: Observe, question, predict, design and carry-out experiment, collect and analyze data, report data with multiple representations, and repeat.

6 First Unit Uniform Motion Bag of Cars Activity Blinky Car BB Lab

7 Multiple Representations:Graphs

8 Multiple Representations: Words (First) The BB on the high incline was faster than the one on the low incline. Both BBs rolled at a constant speed.

9 Multiple Representations: Words (refined) Both BBs rolled down a tube starting at position 0. On the low incline, it moved in the positive direction with a constant velocity of 6.3 cm/beat for 18 beats. The BB on the high incline rolled in the positive direction with a constant velocity of 11.4 cm/beat for 10 beats.

10 Multiple Representations: Diagrams 0 +

11 Multiple Representations: Mathematical Models

12 Future Units Uniform Acceleration Forces Electric Circuits Electrostatics Energy Mechanical Waves

13 To Ensure Success Engage and invest Turn in assignments on time (20% penalty) Make corrections in and out of class Get help immediately Find a common time to work with teacher(s), lab partner(s), friends: after lab, during lunch, before or after school Please me at: class website:claytonphysics.net.


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