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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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- Motion in One Dimension
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© 1995 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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a2l, acceleration, audience response, classroom vote, clicker question, graph, kinematics, motion maps, peer instruction, reponse system, strobe diagram
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Metadata instance created November 18, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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June 30, 2007

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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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(UMass Physics Education Research Group, Amherst, 1995), WWW Document, (http://clickercentral.net/library/item_0013).
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Assessing-to-Learn Physics: Strobe Diagram (UMass Physics Education Research Group, Amherst, 1995), <http://clickercentral.net/library/item_0013>.
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Assessing-to-Learn Physics: Strobe Diagram . (2007, June 30). Retrieved April 16, 2014, from UMass Physics Education Research Group: http://clickercentral.net/library/item_0013
Chicago Format
UMass Physics Education Research Group. Assessing-to-Learn Physics: Strobe Diagram . Amherst: UMass Physics Education Research Group, June 30, 2007. http://clickercentral.net/library/item_0013 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Assessing-to-Learn Physics: Strobe Diagram . Amherst: UMass Physics Education Research Group, 1995. 30 June 2007. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://clickercentral.net/library/item_0013>.
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