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These eight free professional development workshops for K-8 teachers present science concepts in force and motion. Each workshop is structured around a one-hour video that features footage of a complete science lesson by a master teacher. As each lesson unfolds, science and education experts provide commentary to expand on key points. Graphics, animations, and video demonstrations reinforce with background information about gravity, friction, air resistance, magnetism, acceleration, and more. The workshops are designed so that teachers come away with an understanding that will help them engage their students in their own explorations. This resource also includes a series of self-tests to gauge understanding. The workshop videos may be viewed at no cost online.  Registered users may also participate in forums and Teacher Talk email lists. DVD's are available on the website at an additional cost.

Teachers who participate in the entire workshop series are eligible for two graduate credits from Colorado State University (tuition applies). See Related Materials for a link to course enrollment information.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- Gravity
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
General Physics
- Curriculum
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Collection
- Event
= Workshop
- Instructional Material
= Course
= Instructor Guide/Manual
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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Metadata instance created March 14, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
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Accompanies Science in Focus: Energy

A related set of free professional development videos by the same publisher, presenting science concepts in energy. (Developed for K-8 science teachers.)

relation by Caroline Hall
Is Associated With Force and Motion Workshops: Graduate Credit

This link takes you to the course enrollment page to pursue graduate credit for the Annenberg media series "Science in Focus: Forces and Motion".  (2 credit hours offered by Colorado State University)

relation by Caroline Hall
Accompanies Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science

A set of eight video-based workshops by the same publisher on the topic of light properties and behavior.

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