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written by Larry Dukerich and Jane Jackson
This item is an educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws.  It is intended to give high school teachers support for developing a research-based module on inertia and interactions.  It contains notes and procedures for two classroom demonstrations, one lab, and four work activities.  The authors focus on how to help students transition from a descriptive model using kinematics to a causal model using dynamical laws of motion.  The materials are aligned with teaching methodologies guided by Modeling Theory of Physics Instruction.

This item is part of a larger collection of resources and pedagogic materials developed by the Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University.

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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's First Law
- Newton's Third Law
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
General Physics
- Curriculum
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum
= Demonstration
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Model
= Problem/Problem Set
= Unit of Instruction
- Assessment Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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- Assessment
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© 2001 Arizona State University, Modeling Instruction Project
Keywords:
Action/reaction, Law of Inertia, Modeling Cycle, Newton, Newton's First Law, Newton's Third Law, curriculum, inertia, learning theory, paired forces, pedagogy
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Metadata instance created January 7, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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January 20, 2006

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Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Newton's First Law & Inertia

Beginning students can usually quote Newton's First and Third Laws, but struggle to understand what they really mean.  This educator's guide, created by the respected Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University, gives teachers in-depth support for developing a research-based unit on inertia and interactions.  For more on the Modeling Instruction pedagogy, see the resource below.

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L. Dukerich and J. Jackson, (2001), WWW Document, (http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/01_U4%20Teachernotes.pdf).
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L. Dukerich and J. Jackson, Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia and Interactions, (2001), <http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/01_U4%20Teachernotes.pdf>.
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Dukerich, L., & Jackson, J. (2006, January 20). Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia and Interactions. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/01_U4%20Teachernotes.pdf
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Dukerich, Larry, and Jane Jackson. Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia and Interactions. January 20, 2006. http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/01_U4%20Teachernotes.pdf (accessed 19 September 2014).
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Dukerich, Larry, and Jane Jackson. Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia and Interactions. 2001. 20 Jan. 2006. 19 Sep. 2014 <http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/01_U4%20Teachernotes.pdf>.
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@misc{ Author = "Larry Dukerich and Jane Jackson", Title = {Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia and Interactions}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {19 September 2014}, Month = {January 20, 2006}, Year = {2001} }
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Accompanies Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces

This worksheet by the same authors was developed to be used after a brief introduction of Newton's First Law.

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Accompanies Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 3-Forces and Interactions

This is a comprehensive set of homework questions designed  for use after completion of a unit on inertia and Newton's Laws.  It could also serve as a unit test.

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