Kinematics is the branch of physics which describes HOW objects move without looking at WHY; the effects but not the cause of this motion. And so, kinematics can be simplified and abstracted into purely mathematical functions. This Framing Routine explores the four formulas of motion used in kinematic equations.
The Frame Routine is a strategy designed to assist students as they organize topics, main ideas and details about reading assignments. This technique includes a basic hierarchic graphic organizer called a "Frame" that can be used to help students think and talk about the key topic and essential related information.
Personally, I use the Concept Comparisons and Frame Routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it to students. It keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages (about 45-55 minutes of directed class discussion). This product includes the completed routines, and the student guides blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in.
These Concept Enhancement Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science:
SC.912.P.12.1 Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities and assess which should be used to describe an event
SC.912.P.12.2 Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity, and acceleration (with respect to a frame of reference) as functions of time.
• Question Exploration: Solve Average Velocity from a Position-Time Graph
• Question Exploration: Solve Average Acceleration from a Velocity-Time Graph
• Frame: Kinematics Equations and Formulas of Motion
• Kinematics Motion Graph Matching Card Game
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