Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Moving into Motion Graphs - Section 2: Moving Man Simulation Activity

 

Because of my past experiences with hovering, I'm constantly talking to myself (silently, of course) with some dialogue.  For example:

     1)  Have you been to see Jimmy in the last 5 minutes?  Ok, since it seems like you were just interacting with him, go check on John.

     2)  I'm standing next to Suzy as I survey the class and it seems like I've been standing here a while.  I don't want her to get uncomfortable, so I'm going to walk over and stand next to Jill.

     3)  Oh dear, I've been helping Don for quite a while, let me go over here and make sure Justin is doing ok since I haven't had a meaningful conversation with him yet today.

  Discourse and Questioning: Avoiding Hovering
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Moving into Motion Graphs

Unit 1: 1-D Kinematics
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to interpret, explain, and draw position, velocity and acceleration graphs.

Big Idea: How can students relate kinematics graphs with descriptions? Today, we use a simulation to connect the dots of position, velocity, and time!

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