This learning cycle features six videotaped experiments, organized sequentially for introducing the topic of projectile motion in introductory physics courses. Each video includes learning goal, prior information needed to understand the material, and questions for learners. Students will observe, engage in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and perform an application experiment. The instructional method is based on cognitive apprenticeship, in which students focus on the process of science by observing, modeling, predicting, testing, and revising (in that order).
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Etkina, E. (2003, September 19). Physics Teaching Technology Resource: Learning Cycle on Projectile Motion . Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://paer.rutgers.edu/PT3/experimentindex.php?topicid=2&cycleid=8
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