Modeling Change

Posted July 3, 2017 by sgibbs

Modeling Change:  

The concrete act of programming the motion of a projectile in a virtual world, complements the usual mathematical analysis of that motion in the physical world, to help students build a deep understanding of a traditionally difficult physics concept, projectile motion.

Unit Summary

Lesson 1:  Simultaneous, independent change 

Lesson 2:  Dependent changes

Lesson 3a:  Constant xy change  

Lesson 3b:  Variable xy change

 Lesson 4a:  Gravity

Lesson 4b:  Projectile motion

Each lesson below contains detailed instructions for students, ideas for extensions, and links to starter and completed models.  Also included below are test review documents and a test on the unit's content.

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