• Understanding Force and Motion

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The objects will not change position from their initial rest positions because the downward force on each side of the pulley (ignoring the weight of the string) is the same and the net force on each side of the pulley…

• Force, Motion, and Energy

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In order to discuss mechanical interactions, we need to understand forces and motion. In physical science, we can make use of all three of Newton’s laws of motion in a variety of situations. Energy analysis encompasses…

• Force and Motion Ideas

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The purpose of this assessment probe is to comprehensively elicit students' ideas about the relationship between force and motion. The list of possible answers includes several distracters that are based on learning…

• Companion Classroom Activities for Stop Faking It! Force and Motion

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Never has it been so easy for educators to learn to teach physical science with confidence. Award-winning author Bill Robertson launched his bestselling Stop Faking It! series with Force and Motion—offering elementary…

• Classroom Curling: Exploring Forces and Motion

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Through the inquiry, in this chapter, students work to answer the question, What happens to the motion of a slider when different forces are applied? Teams of students play a game of “classroom curling”—a loose…

• Fun With Forces and Motion

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• Experimenting With Force and Motion Using Origami Frogs

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Objects in motion and the forces that move them are the subjects of this lesson. This practical series of activities offers students a dynamic understanding of Newton’s three laws of motion. In particular, the third law…

• Visual Literacy in Physical Science: Force and Motion

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Chapters 6, 7, and 8 are practice chapters. Each chapter provides the appropriate content standards for grades K-4 and 5-8 and several partial lessons and each follows the same format but addresses a different content…

• Using Force and Motion Concepts to Achieve a Hole in One

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• Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It

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Intimidated by inertia? Frightened by forces? Mystified by Newton’s laws of motion? You’re not alone—and help is at hand. The Stop Faking It! Series is perfect for science teachers, home-schoolers, parents wanting to…

• Core Idea PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

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This chapter discusses the disciplinary core idea of forces and interactions which consists of three component ideas that are described here. If any idea is a core concept, it is the idea of forces and interactions.…

• Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 1: 45 New Force and Motion Assessment Probes

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Nationally known science educator Page Keeley—principal author of the hugely popular, four-volume NSTA Press series Uncovering Students Ideas in Science—has teamed up with physicist and science educator Rand Harrington…