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This is a lesson plan for teaching frames of reference. It is linked to text material on reference frames, aberration of light, and a very short introduction to the foundations of special relativity. This is a part of the larger site: Stargazers to Starships which teaches physics through astronomy and space science.
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© 2001 David P. Stern
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intertial reference frames, relative velocity
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Metadata instance created March 11, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
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January 29, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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October 24, 2004
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Con.U: Unifying Concepts & Processes
  • K-12: Evidence, Models, Explanation
Con.B: Physical Science
  • 9-12: Interactions of Energy & Matter

This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Frames of Reference

Any measurement of position, distance, or speed must be made with respect to a reference frame. This item is 3-part module for teaching frames of reference. It contains background information, warm-up questions, and step-by-step procedures for lessons on the aberration of starlight and a non-mathematical introduction to the Theory of Relativity.

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Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Frames of Reference

This lesson plan is linked to text material on reference frames, aberration of light, and a  short introduction to the foundations of special relativity.

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D. Stern, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm).
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D. Stern, Frames of Reference: The Basics, (2001), <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm>.
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Stern, D. (2004, October 24). Frames of Reference: The Basics. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm
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Stern, David. Frames of Reference: The Basics. October 24, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm (accessed 21 November 2014).
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Stern, David. Frames of Reference: The Basics. 2001. 24 Oct. 2004. 21 Nov. 2014 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm>.
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