Physical Science

Speed and Motion

I am developing a lesson on speed and how weight can affect it. Does anyone have any materials and/or resources that could help supplement the lesson? 

Michelle Kohler
Michelle Kohler
155 Activity Points

You could start here: http://ngss.nsta.org/classroom-resources-results.aspx?CoreIdea=2

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
90334 Activity Points

I highly recommend physicsclassroom.com - it has tutorials, handouts, worksheets, etc.  I purchased the CDs with answerkeys, word files and PDFs - which became a staple in my classroom.

Also, you have to check out the simulations at phet.colorado.edu 

In particular, you probably want to use  https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion-basics  If you register as a teacher you will have access to a whole community in which lessons, activities, handouts are shared and in word formats.  Almost all the simulations are translated into about 20 languages!

By the way, just to be picky -  weight does not affect speed.  A truck and a car can have the same speed.  Forces and mass affect acceleration.  

Hope this helps!

 

Gabe Kraljevic
Gabe Kraljevic
3258 Activity Points

Betterlesson.com (or maybe it’s .org) is always a great place to pinch ideas from :)

5am Teacher
5am Teacher
20 Activity Points

Thanks for the link. It is betterlesson.com. 

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
90334 Activity Points

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