Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Exploring Forces (Part 1) - Section 3: Explore Part 1


One of the Crosscutting Concepts highlighted in this lesson is stability and change. The students construct force diagrams  they have to consider an inventory of forces acting on the object, the direction and magnitude of each force, and how the placement of their vectors relates to the mathematical model they are creating for each problem.

This learning can later be transferred to the natural world as they construct arguments  for explaining the conditions necessary to cause an object to speed up slow down remain at a constant speed or crash and how forces play in to each of those motions.

  CCC; Stability and Change
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: CCC; Stability and Change
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Exploring Forces (Part 1)

Unit 7: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify forces that act in the world and how they combine to create net force.

Big Idea: Students look at forces to understand why an object's motion either changes or does not change.

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