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written by Larry Dukerich and Jane Jackson
This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics.  It contains 18 drawings of a block-like object.  The object is depicted both at rest and in various types of motion.  Differing forces are applied to the block, and students are asked to sketch all the forces acting on the object, as well as the appropriate vector arrows.  It was designed to measure student understanding of the basic fundamentals of Newton's First Law.

This assessment was developed to accompany a related educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws.  SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the educator's guide.  

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
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Law of Inertia, Modeling Cycle, Newton, Newton's First Law, assessment, curriculum, homework, inertia, inertia worksheet, learning theory, pedagogy, quiz
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Metadata instance created January 11, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


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

This worksheet accompanies the Modeling Instruction unit on Inertia and Interactions (see Content Support above).  It shows 18 drawings of a block-like object, which experiences various types of motion or remains at rest.  Students must sketch all forces acting on the block in each scenario.  Assesses understanding of the basic fundamentals of Newton's First Law and the ability of the student to draw force diagrams.

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L. Dukerich and J. Jackson, (2001), WWW Document, (http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/04_U4%20ws%201.pdf).
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L. Dukerich and J. Jackson, Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces (2001), <http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/04_U4%20ws%201.pdf>.
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Dukerich, L., & Jackson, J. (2006, January 20). Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/04_U4%20ws%201.pdf
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Dukerich, Larry, and Jane Jackson. Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces. January 20, 2006. http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/04_U4%20ws%201.pdf (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Dukerich, Larry, and Jane Jackson. Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces. 2001. 20 Jan. 2006. 28 July 2014 <http://modeling.asu.edu/Modeling-pub/Mechanics_curriculum/4-FP-inertia/04_U4%20ws%201.pdf>.
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@misc{ Author = "Larry Dukerich and Jane Jackson", Title = {Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {28 July 2014}, Month = {January 20, 2006}, Year = {2001} }
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Accompanies Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia and Interactions

This is a detailed educator's guide by the same authors on the topic of inertia and interactions.  It contains reference material, labs, and activities to support teaching a unit on Newton's First and Third Laws of Motion.

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