Physical Science

Interaction with Force, Mass, and Motion

Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:01 PM

Hi! I want to do a unit on the relationship between force, mass, and motion, but I do not have a deep understanding of these concepts myself. Where can I go to get the foundational understanding that I need?

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Homans
Elizabeth Homans
535 Activity Points

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:44 PM

Hi Elizabeth,

Great question! I really like what everyone else has already posted on this thread, but wanted to add a few things as well. There is an Enhanced E-Book on Force and Motion that may be helpful - check it out here: http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/9781941316627

Also, depending on what grade level you teach, you could check out the collections about Force and Motion, linked below:
Elementary Collection- http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=/ToFiogdShk_E
Middle Collection- http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=5Mk/Bz4ggwY_E
High Collection- http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=wFXz/hOqoL8_E

I hope these help!
Megan

Megan Doty
Megan Doty
5957 Activity Points

Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:34 AM

Hi Elizabeth,
How exciting! Way to be a great example to your students of a life-long learner. The NSTA SciPack on force and motion is a great place to start. It has great simulations to help you visualize the basic concepts. Here's the link to all the scipacks NSTA offers: http://www.nsta.org/publications/scipacks.aspx

Also, http://physicsclassroom.com can give you an even more in-depth understanding with text, practice problems, and simulations. I hope these resources help! Good luck!

Debbie

Debbie Morgan
Debbie Morgan
700 Activity Points

Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:39 AM

Oh! I almost forgot the pHET simulations website. My student enjoy these simulations. There are a few on force and motion: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/physics

Debbie Morgan
Debbie Morgan
700 Activity Points

Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:39 AM

You may also want to invest in some easy to read, easy to understand books.

I highly recommend http://www.nsta.org/publications/press/stopfakingit.aspx this series.

The books are short, present the concepts well, and give some great ideas on how to teach the concepts.

Nanette

Nanette Fladung
Nanette Fladung
1185 Activity Points

Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:33 AM

Like PHET simulations but simpler and targeted at 9/10 graders
http://www.mazalearn.com

Covers all topics for 9,10 grade physics and it is free for student use.

Sridhar Sundaram
Sridhar Sundaram
110 Activity Points

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:22 PM

Thank you so much! I will definetely be checking these out!

Elizabeth Homans
Elizabeth Homans
535 Activity Points

Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:17 PM

I think students really enjoy the Phet Simulations but also providing activities for students that they can do hands on I believe is more beneficial.

Kylee Bader
Kylee Bader
510 Activity Points

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