This journal activity tasks students with analyzing the arguments made by three students in their effort to describe the motion of an object based off of its velocity-time graph. For each argument, students will write a response, agree or disagree with the statement, and justify their response.
This is based off AP Physics free response questions that ask students to analyze statements made by various hypothetical students.
When I do this activity, in order to get the three student arguments, I pass out blank index cards to my students and ask them to record their predictions on them. Then, as they finish, I collect and read the cards and select my top three choices to share with the class. They then write those three "student arguments" on the three tabs in their journal, before flipping the tab over to write their response to that argument, agreeing or disagreeing and justifying their reasoning. I have made an answer insert that I share with students and have them include in their journal after they have finished their analysis.
*INCLUDES TEMPLATES FOR FOLDABLES USED IN THE JOURNAL