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This learning cycle features six videotaped experiments, organized sequentially for introducing the topic of projectile motion in introductory physics courses. Each video includes learning goal, prior information needed to understand the material, and questions for learners. Students will observe, engage in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and perform an application experiment. The instructional method is based on cognitive apprenticeship, in which students focus on the process of science by observing, modeling, predicting, testing, and revising (in that order).

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Relative Motion
= Moving Reference Frames
Education Foundations
- Learning Theory
= Cognitive Apprenticeship
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Demonstration
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Activity
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© 2003 David Brookes
Keywords:
Galileo's mast experiment, free fall, projectile
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Metadata instance created March 14, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
Record Updated:
December 4, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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September 19, 2003

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 6-8: 4F/M3a. An unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed or direction of motion, or both.
  • 9-12: 4F/H1. The change in motion (direction or speed) of an object is proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass.
  • 9-12: 4F/H2. All motion is relative to whatever frame of reference is chosen, for there is no motionless frame from which to judge all motion.
  • 9-12: 4F/H8. Any object maintains a constant speed and direction of motion unless an unbalanced outside force acts on it.
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Etkina, E. (2003, September 19). Physics Teaching Technology Resource: Learning Cycle on Projectile Motion . Retrieved August 22, 2014, from http://paer.rutgers.edu/PT3/experimentindex.php?topicid=2&cycleid=8
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Etkina, Eugenia. Physics Teaching Technology Resource: Learning Cycle on Projectile Motion . 2003. 19 Sep. 2003. 22 Aug. 2014 <http://paer.rutgers.edu/PT3/experimentindex.php?topicid=2&cycleid=8>.
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This chapter from Research-Based Reform of University Physics examines the pedagogy on which the Rutgers University Physics Learning Cycles are based.

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