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Interaction with Force, Mass, and Motion
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?
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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!
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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!
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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
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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.
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Like PHET simulations but simpler and targeted at 9/10 graders
Covers all topics for 9,10 grade physics and it is free for student use.
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Thank you so much! I will definetely be checking these out!
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.
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