Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Exploring The Cart's Motion - Graphing Motion (Part 1) - Section 2: Thought Experiment


The use of Thought Experiments is to encourage thinking – not correctness. A thought experiment is a device of the imagination used to investigate phenomenon, systems, events, and so on. They are used across a variety of areas, and would be a great tool for social studies for example (What if….?). A Thought Experiment isn’t the same as thinking about/planning an investigation. Einstein’s elevator or Schrödinger's cat are two examples of Thought Experiments.  

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Exploring The Cart's Motion - Graphing Motion (Part 1)

Unit 7: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT investigate the building blocks of motion by collecting data, presenting the data graphically, and comparing representations.

Big Idea: In this lesson students focus on how to represent and analyze motion.

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Science, Physical Science, Motion, Forces and Newton's Laws, Acceleration Formulas, Graphing, time, movement, space, thought experiment, strobe pictures
  50 minutes
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