• Acceleration

Book Chapter | May 2011

This chapter from, Companion Classroom Activities for Stop Faking It! Force and Motion is about acceleration. Activities includes, Changing Motion, Accelerating, Acceleration or Not, and Evaluation. This free selection…

• Acceleration and Mass

Book Chapter | May 2009

Although this lab is not an inquiry activity, it is very important in learning about acceleration and mass. It is a deeply held misconception among students that objects of different masses fall at different rates.…

• Acceleration of Gravity 1

Book Chapter | May 2009

This lab is a Level 2 inquiry activity that should be taught after students understand acceleration but before they learn the equations for calculating the acceleration of a body dropped from a certain height. After…

• Acceleration of Gravity 2

Book Chapter | May 2009

This lab is between a Level 2 and Level 3 inquiry activity in that it should be assigned after students understand acceleration but before they learn about the acceleration gravity. Because there are many sources of…

• Acceleration and Velocity

Book Chapter | June 2017

The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the core idea of forces and motion by having them explore the relationship between acceleration and velocity to determine ”How Does the Direction of Acceleration…

• Acceleration and Gravity

Book Chapter | June 2017

The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the core idea of forces and motion by having them explore ”What Is the Relationship Between the Mass of an Object and Its Acceleration During Free Fall?” The Teacher…

• Force, Mass, and Acceleration

Book Chapter | June 2017

The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the core idea of forces and motion by having them determine ”What Is the Mathematical Relationship Among the Net Force Exerted on an Object, the Object’s Inertial Mass…

• Exploring Acceleration

Journal Article | September 2020

• Aha! Moments When Teaching Acceleration

Journal Article | November 2022

• Accelerating Alzheimer’s Research With Stall Catchers

Journal Article | February 2021

• Quickly Teaching Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration—Part 2

Journal Article | February 2020

• Quickly Teaching Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration—Part 2

Journal Article | March 2019

In the February 2019 issue we looked at teaching speed and velocity. Now we’re ready to tackle acceleration.

• A Smoother Acceleration

Journal Article | March 2009

Some may argue that gifted children have many education options, but these options do not always help gifted students learn science. Unfortunately, gifted students often do not reach their full academic potential—they…

• Focus on Physics: Quickly Teaching Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration—Part 1

Journal Article | February 2019

Motion is best learned by keeping it simple—by neglecting the effects of air resistance, as well as the effects of buoyancy, spin, and the shape of moving objects.

• “Accelerating” Science Learning With Reading

Journal Article | November 2016

Use close reading to explore the physical science topics of force, motion, and acceleration.