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Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces
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This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics. ...

This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics. It contains 18 drawings of a block-like object. The object is depicted both at rest and in various types of motion. Differing forces are applied to the block, and students are asked to sketch all the forces acting on the object, as well as the appropriate vector arrows. This assessment was developed to accompany a related educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS</b> on this page for a link to the educator's guide. This item is part of a larger collection of resources and pedagogic materials developed by the Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University.

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Technology
Education
Physics
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Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jane Jackson
Larry Dukerich
Essential Principle 1: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections
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This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the ...

This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the K-8 content standards of the National Science Education Standards that are associated with Principle 1 of the Seven Essential Principles of the Climate Sciences. Also provided are explanations of some common misconceptions on light, heat, and the seasons, plustools for formative assessment and ideas for teaching these scientific concepts. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which focuses on one of the Seven Essential Principles in each issue.

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Education
Geoscience
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Physics by Inquiry: Volume 1
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This book is the first volume in a two-volume set of laboratory-based ...

This book is the first volume in a two-volume set of laboratory-based modules in which the emphasis is on the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills. Students work collaboratively in small groups, conduct investigations with simple equipment, and use their observations as a basis for constructing scientific models. These instructional materials are especially appropriate for preparing prospective and practicing teachers to teach physics and physical science at the pre-college level. Modules feature narrative, experiments, problems, and exercises on properties of matter, heat, light, magnets, and astronomy.

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Education
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Lillian C. McDermott
University of Washington Physics Education Group
Proposed K-12 Science Standards
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This is a proposed set of standards for science teaching in Maryland. ...

This is a proposed set of standards for science teaching in Maryland. It includes a short list of guiding principles and goals for grades K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12, in each of the following areas: mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, space, geology, weather and climate, and modern physics/nuclear power.

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Education
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Stern
MPTL 14 EJS Workshop Report
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The EJS Workshop Report held at MPTL 14 in Udine Italy provides ...

The EJS Workshop Report held at MPTL 14 in Udine Italy provides an introduction to Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and the Open Source Physics (OSP) Collection on ComPADRE. The workshop was divided into three different threads designed to address the needs of beginning EJS users, EJS programmers, and teachers searching for material in the digital library. The report describes the basics of running, modifying, and accessing EJS models and the associated curricular material stored within ComPADRE.

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Education
Physics
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Full Course
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Bruce Mason
Francisco Esquembre
Wolfgang Christian
University of Virginia Physics 152: Introductory Physics II
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This is a set of resource materials for second-semester introductory physics, developed ...

This is a set of resource materials for second-semester introductory physics, developed at the University of Virginia. The unifying theme of the course is applying Newton’s Laws to a small segment of a large system to find laws governing the system as a whole. Resources include complete lecture notes, demonstrations, links to related interactive simulations, problem sets/study sheets for students, and downloadable animated spreadsheets. Physics 152 covers topics that include gravity, waves and oscillations, fluids, heat, and thermodynamics. It is intended for prospective physics majors or students who have some preparation in the fundamentals of calculus.

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Physics
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Lecture Notes
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Michael Fowler
University of Virginia Physics 152: Oscillations and Waves
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This is a set of instructional materials developed at the University of ...

This is a set of instructional materials developed at the University of Virginia to support teaching a unit on waves and oscillation. It is intended for prospective physics majors or students who have some preparation in calculus fundamentals. Resources include lecture notes on waves in one, two, and three dimensions, sound waves, simple harmonic motion, boundary conditions, wave analysis, and wave properties. Look for links to related interactive simulations, problem sets, and study sheets for students. <i>Of particular interest are the downloadable animated spreadsheets on addition of traveling waves.</i> This resource is part of the full Physics 152 course, which covers topics typically included in a second-semester introductory physics class. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE</b> for a link to the full set of course materials.

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Physics
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Michael Fowler
Physlet Physics (2e) Online
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Physlet Physics contains a collection of exercises spanning the introductory physics sequence. ...

Physlet Physics contains a collection of exercises spanning the introductory physics sequence. These exercises use computer animations generated in Java applets to show physics content. We call these Java applets Physlets (Physics content simulated with Java applets). The second edition to Physlet Physics represents a major change in how the 800 Physlet-based interactive materials are delivered to teachers and students alike. Instead of accessing materials off of the CD that came with the first edition, now users simply access the Physlet Physics 2E from ComPADRE. This new edition is compatible with Java 6 and 7 and offers improved speed and security.

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Technology
Education
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
New Faculty Workshop, Fall 2007
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This archive provides copies of the talks from the 2007 New Faculty ...

This archive provides copies of the talks from the 2007 New Faculty Workshop. This event, now in its 12th year, is sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Astronomical Society, and the American Physical Society. New tenure-track faculty from all over the country are brought together for development and support in their new roles.

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Education
Physics
Space Science
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Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Robert Hilborn
Cornell Physics 201: Information Literacy Worksheets
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These worksheets provide student exercises in finding and evaluating web resources for ...

These worksheets provide student exercises in finding and evaluating web resources for physics classes. The activities include web searches on particular topics or questions that arise in class and careful evaluation of web resources identified by the instructors. Students are encouraged to consider issues such as the author, hosting organization, time of updates, and functionality of the web site. General questions about information reliability on the web are provided in the final assignment. An assignment on plagiarism is also included. These materials were developed for a class in Mechanics, but could easily be modified for any topic.

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Technology
Education
Physics
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Unit of Study
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Richard Wheeler
Project 2061: Benchmarks On-line
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This resource is a free on-line version of the Benchmarks for Science ...

This resource is a free on-line version of the Benchmarks for Science Literacy. It is a statement of what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12. The document is searchable, and contains links to cognitive research for each benchmark category. Benchmarks does not advocate particular teaching methods or curriculum design. It was developed to provide a research-based sequence of specific learning goals that educators can use in curriculum building.

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Education
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Physics for the 21st Century: Gravity
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This is Unit 3 of the free digital course <i>"Physics for the ...

This is Unit 3 of the free digital course <i>"Physics for the 21st Century",</i> aimed at secondary teachers, high school physics students, and adult learners. It explores gravity, an attractive force that acts between any objects at any distance regardless of their composition. In many ways, gravity is the dominant force in the universe. Yet, of the four forces known in nature, gravity is the weakest. The unit begins with Newton's law of universal gravitation and inertial mass, then provides an overview of general relativity, time dilation, and curved spacetime. Two chapter headings are devoted to gravitational wave detection with laser interferometers, a promising new field of astronomy. The resource includes 3 components: written text, short video clips and animations, and an interactive web module on discovering neutrino oscillations. A Facilitator's Guide is also provided. The video series is produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group in association with the Harvard University Department of Physics. It is sponsored by Annenberg Media.

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Education
Physics
Space Science
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Physics for the 21st Century: The Basic Building Blocks of Matter
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This is Unit 1 of the free digital course <i>"Physics for the ...

This is Unit 1 of the free digital course <i>"Physics for the 21st Century",</i> aimed at high school physics students and adult learners. Unit 1 explores particle physics, the study of the fundamental constituents of matter. Dramatic discoveries over the past century have changed our view of the structure of matter. This unit details the discoveries of successive subatomic particles and analyzes what each contributed to the Standard Model. The resource includes 3 components: written text, short video clips and animations, and an interactive web module on discovering neutrino oscillations. A Facilitator's Guide is also provided. The video series is produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group in association with the Harvard University Department of Physics. It is sponsored by Annenberg Media.

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Technology
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Physics for the 21st Century: The Fundamental Interactions
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This is Unit 2 of the free digital course <i>"Physics for the ...

This is Unit 2 of the free digital course <i>"Physics for the 21st Century",</i> aimed at secondary teachers and adult learners. Unit 2 explores interactions between particles -- the forces that hold them together or tear them apart. It examines the four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. It also provides a historical glimpse of the idea of unification -- the ongoing attempt to explain seemingly disparate phenomena under a common theoretical framework. The resource includes 3 components: written text, short video clips and animations, and an interactive web module on discovering neutrino oscillations. A Facilitator's Guide is also provided. The video series is produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group in association with the Harvard University Department of Physics. It is sponsored by Annenberg Media.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Physics for the 21st Century
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This is a free online course aimed at secondary teachers and adult ...

This is a free online course aimed at secondary teachers and adult learners. It includes 3 components: written text arranged in units, short video segments, and interactive web modules. Topics include fundamental particles and interactions, gravity, and string theory. More advanced learners can explore quantum mechanics, manipulating light, and biophysics. A comprehensive Facilitator's Guide supports teachers with an overview of rapidly-advancing knowledge in subatomic-scale experimentation. The video series is produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group in association with the Harvard University Department of Physics. It is sponsored by Annenberg Media.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
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Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
21st Century Skills Map: Math
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This 34-page document (pdf) identifies student learning outcomes for each of eleven ...

This 34-page document (pdf) identifies student learning outcomes for each of eleven 21st Century Skills and provides examples of tasks for grade 4, 8, and 12. It strives to fuse mathematical content and mathematical practices with the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) and integrate them with interdisciplinary themes. Each skill is aligned with CCSS mathematical practices. This map was designed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and dozens of math educators across the country.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Susan Saltrick, et al.
Cornell Physics 213: Information Literacy Worksheets
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These worksheets provide student exercises in finding and evaluating web resources for ...

These worksheets provide student exercises in finding and evaluating web resources for physics classes. The activities include web searches on particular topics or questions that arise in class and careful evaluation of web resources identified by the instructors. Students are encouraged to consider issues such as the author, hosting organization, time of updates, and functionality of the web site. General questions about information reliability on the web are provided in the final assignment. These materials were developed for a class in Thermodynamics and Electrodynamics, but could easily be modified for any topic.

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Technology
Education
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Pat Viele
Richard Wheeler
Essential Principle 3: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections
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In this article, the author identifies science content standards for grades K-5 ...

In this article, the author identifies science content standards for grades K-5 from the national standards that are aligned with the third essential principle of the climate sciences--life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate. In addition she reviews misconceptions commonly held by children about adaptations and natural selection. The free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured around the seven essential principles of the climate sciences and explores a different principle each issue.

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Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 3-Forces and Interactions
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This item is a comprehensive set of homework questions for introductory physics ...

This item is a comprehensive set of homework questions for introductory physics students on Newton's First Law and interacting forces. It assesses the following: ability to interpret force diagrams, ability to create force diagrams given specific data, understanding of the concept of equilibrium and net external force, and ability to apply the Law of Inertia in objects at rest or in constant velocity. This assessment was developed to accompany a related educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS</b> on this page for a link to the educator's guide. This item is part of a larger collection of resources and pedagogic materials developed by the Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jane Jackson
Larry Dukerich
Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8
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This 86-page practice guide (pdf) provides educators with five specific, evidence-based recommendations ...

This 86-page practice guide (pdf) provides educators with five specific, evidence-based recommendations for improving students' mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8 by incorporating such activities into regular instruction. The guide contains detailed suggestions and strategies for carrying out each recommendation, including potential roadblocks with possible approaches for overcoming them. It concludes by suggesting a four-step process for incorporating the recommendations into a lesson. The guide includes an extensive list of references.

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Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
John Woodward (Chair), et al.
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)