Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!:

Newton's 3rd Law!
"Good humor, receptive to all questions and concerns; thank you for your time." "I liked the way he (Bill) taught us how to teach our kids. It's not good enough that we know what we are talking about, we have to explain it to children." These are just a couple of many positive comments provided by participants at the end of the Web Seminar on May 5.

The session started at 6:30 p.m. ET with a general overview of the Web Seminar tools and how they can be used to facilitate interaction between the participants and web seminar screen shot the presenter. Thirty participants were present in addition to our speaker, Bill Robertson, and the NSTA staff. Teachers represented the states of Alaska, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, Ohio, Oregon, Missouri, Georgia, Minnesota, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Kentucky.

Bill started with a review of Newton's First and Second Laws. However, he spent most of his time focused on Newton's Third Law of equal and opposite reactions. Bill used examples from his book Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! to address common misconceptions students and educators have about this subject. Throughout the presentation there were several opportunities for interactions - drawing arrows to indicate forces, answering poll questions, and selecting the best answer from selected lists of statements.

Thanks to our participants and to our presenter Bill Robertson for the learning, the interactions, and a job well done!

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