Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Galileo's Equations of Motion - Section 3: Modeling Motion

 

Within this lessonI ask students to identify connections between mathematical models and graphical representations of motion. I believe that the layering of these models will allow students multiple ways to access this information and make the information a readily available part of their lexicon or knowledge base. 

 

The errors I see mostly have to do with the step that eliminates the final velocity from the equation. When I reteach this lesson, I will create an edpuzzle screencast with embedded questions that students can follow along with at their own pace. Finally, I tell students at the end of this section that these equations are our "lessons from Galileo" on how to model the motion for objects with constant acceleration. 

  Layering Models
  Staircase of Complexity: Layering Models
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Galileo's Equations of Motion

Unit 2: Lessons from Galileo
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connections between a set of kinematic data and Galileo's equations of motion.

Big Idea: Galileo's equations of motion can be used to model the behavior of objects with constant acceleration.

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Science, Physical Science, velocity (Physics), Motion, physics, graph, motions, mathematical models, physical models, time, velocity, linear motion
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