Jacqueline Docampo

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Recent Reviews by Jacqueline

Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:40 AM
Putting Newton's Laws All together
Overall, I thought this resource was very helpful. Some of the activities I even tried with my students. Opening with imagery will definitely get the students engaged and the interactives will help students to understand friction and how it applies to this law. Once the students completed the exercises, they were asked several questions about what they witnessed and then given several activities that could be easily completed inside the classroom and would help students to recognize what Newton’s Third is all about. I didn’t really care for the Air cart simulation, because I thought it was a little hard for fifth grade students to understand, but the explanation after was helpful. The balloon experiment especially made it easier for my students to understand how equal and unequal forces act on objects.

Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:33 PM
My Review
Of all of Newton’s Laws, this was the most difficult concept to teach and the most difficult for my fifth grade students to understand. The Newton’s Second Law tutorial was very enlightening. After reading through the information and utilizing the interactives, it is easy to recognize how I could incorporate these lessons to aide in my students understanding. The information to be learned was presented in an easy to follow format with clear and concise language for understanding the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. Each new concept was accompanied by interactive simulations and online quizzes that were also very helpful. I am looking forward to placing this information on my Smartboard and allowing my students to gain new understanding of this law.

Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:05 AM
Good resourced
The Newton’s First Law of Motion tutorial will be extremely helpful to use with my fifth grade students. The easy to understand language and simulations make Newton’s First Law comprehensible. As an added bonus, the tutorial goes in depth to explain how objects in motion will tend to stay in motion, and describes how objects will react to outside forces depending on the amount of force being applied over a given period of time differs. The simulation track and hands-on activities are equally beneficial and will come in handy during lessons.