Nicole Quinn

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Recent Reviews by Nicole

Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:34 PM
4 newtons 3rd law
This tutorial was more comprehensive than the 2nd newton's law tutorial. However, I do feel that some of the answers to the multiple choice questions were misleading. Upon what a person knows from personal, previous experiences and what the actual correct answers are differ. For example, the question that regards two children shoving eachother, a normal reaction would be to say the child that falls to the ground experiences a greater force than the other. However, this is not true...they both experience the same equal and opposite force. I am still somewhat confused on how this is. I do understand and can recall the concepts, but confusion of applying them is still a concern. I do wish that there was more interactive activities with this tutorial than all of the text reading as most people learn from doing.

Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:04 PM
3 newton 2nd law
I found this tutorial a bit more confusing than Newton's First Law. In answering the questions, I seemed to get more incorrect answers this time around. I feel that the simulations and visual aide models were not as comprehensive as the last tutorial. The information was more in depth as well and required to you to build upon the knowledge learned on the previous pages. Calculations were needed to be performed, which were somewhat tricky in terms of remembering how many balloons/washers (newtons/kilograms) had to be calulated. Overall, I feel that I learned less in this object than the previous one.

Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:12 PM
5 newtons 1st law
The tutorial was informative and well structured. The text was simple to understand and written in a matter that allows for full understanding of concepts. Not only was it easy to understand, but the language used was almost humorous which decreased confusion. I appreciated the way the tutorial was broken up into different sections. This allowed for full focus on the concept being presented, rather than more than one at once. The use of visual aides and videos gave further understanding of the statements found in the laws. I must confess that these were always somewhat confusing for me. However, after this tutorial, I feel more confident in my knowledge of Newton's First Law. The hands on activities made available are kid friendly and can be easily initiated in the classroom.