the UMass Physics Education Research Group
Ian D. Beatty
This web page contains a concept question for introductory physics on the use of strobe diagrams to demonstrate acceleration. Given four different diagrams, users must decide which objects are accelerating. This item can be used as a "Question of The Day" or with an electronic classroom response system (Clickers). Background information and tips to elicit critical thinking are also provided.
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Metadata instance created
November 18, 2008
by Caroline Hall
June 21, 2012
by Bruce Mason
Last Update when Cataloged:
June 30, 2007
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion Unit Title: Graphing
An assessment in the form of a question that asks students to identify which objects are accelerating, when shown a set of four strobe diagrams. A2L materials are designed to reveal what students do NOT know and build a basis for formative assessment.
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