The 5E, NGSS aligned lesson, Motion in One Direction, is an engaging and interesting lesson. This lesson includes an excellent Engagement video on the physics of downhill skiing, an engaging interactive PowerPoint presentation, and includes online demonstrations to make learning interesting and entertaining. This lesson is in 5E format, and is aligned with NGSS Standard HS-PS1-1 as well as Common Core Standards for ELA and Mathematics.
This unit is for High School NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS1-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s Second Law of Motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass and its acceleration.
Note that this lesson focuses heavily on the use of tables and graphs of position or velocity as a function of time. Students will get much instruction and practice in graphing data and interpreting graphs.
This unit also covers the NGSS Science and Engineering Processes of
• Represent data in graphical displays
• Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models
The 5E steps are:
Students watch a video. This video demonstrates the physics of Newton’s Laws, gravity and friction in a dynamic way
Here, students, or the teacher if that is more appropriate, will access interactive animations on the Physics Classroom site and try to match the correct motion graph with the car’s behavior.
Present the interactive PowerPoint “Motion in One Dimension”. The student version has blanks which they must fill in as the presentation is given. The teacher version of this PowerPoint has the blanks filled in.
Two elaboration activities are provided.
1. Elaboration 1 - Students must create graphs from data which is given, and then answer questions based on their graphs.
2. Elaboration 2 – The graphs are given and students must answer question based on the graphs.
Answer keys are provided for both elaborations
A thorough assessment test with answer key has been provided. The test covers definitions, creating and analyzing charts and application of the concepts for motion in one dimension.
Detailed Teacher notes have been provided to cover all aspects of this unit.
What you will get in this Package:
An engaging introduction video
An interesting and interactive PowerPoint presentation explaining motion in one dimension
Elaboration exercises that provide practice and reinforce the understanding of the concepts.
An assessment test with answer key. This assessment covers definitions, creating and analyzing charts, and application of the concepts for motion in one dimension.
Instructions for every step in the 5E process
This Product also supports the following Common Core Standards:
RST.11.12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g. quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem
WHST.11-12.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection and research.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Model with mathematics.
Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.
Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.
Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.
Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations.
Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by in hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.
Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).
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