Reflection: Unit Exams Rotational Motion Test - Section 3: Rotational Motion Test


This was a particularly strong exam in that it took the perfect amount of time and covered the concepts of rotational motion with proper depth. I actually wrote the exam before planning the entire unit, which I think may have helped my teaching be more focused to content the students needed to know. The questions were meant to model AP questions, and came from our textbook and the AP Central.

Modeling the exam after AP test questions not only helps students prepare for the AP Physics 1 exam, but it also reflects the type of questions that we've been doing in class. Homework questions and lab conclusion questions, along with my introduction and closure strategies, are always meant to support students in preparing for a unit exam. 

Because the students did so well on the exam, I plan to use it to assess future students. Also, I'd like to try the strategy of designing the tests before the unit content to see if the student results are once again above average.

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Rotational Motion Test

Unit 7: Rotational Motion - Part II
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of rotational motion.

Big Idea: Students show off how much they've learned when taking today's unit test on torque, center of mass, angular momentum, and rotational kinetic energy.

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Science, rotation (turn), inertia (Physics), Physical Science, Motion, Torque, AP Physics, Center of Mass, Center of Gravity, Angular Momentum, Rotational Kinetic Energy, rotations
  50 minutes
rotational motion
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