Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Exploring Forces (Part 2) - Section 3: Explore


Fundamental to this lesson is the Crosscutting Concept of Scale, Proportion, and Quantity. It ordered to analyze the forces acting on the card, students have to consider the types of forces, the intensity of the force, its direction, and how it's affects the other forces. Using vectors as a visual/conceptual model helps to make this process more understandable. Later the corresponding mathematical values for these vectors can be added to build on students' conceptual understanding.

  CCC: Scale, proportion, and quantity
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: CCC: Scale, proportion, and quantity
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Exploring Forces (Part 2)

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

Objective: SWBAT use a model to understand the relation between force, mass, and acceleration.

Big Idea: Use this lesson to help students make sense of Newton's Second Law.

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Science, Forces and Newton's Laws, Newton's Second Law, Acceleration Formulas, physics, Graphing, time, movement, space
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