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published by the University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center
written by Mary Anne Wells and Barbara Duch
This web site provides the resources for three inquiry-based curricular units for introductory physical science. Each unit features a context-based approach, as students investigate objects and processes that occur in real life -- stopping distance and inertia, car speeds, and roller coaster science. Topics include balanced and unbalanced forces, velocity and acceleration, motion graphing, and an introduction to work/energy concepts. These units provide reproducible student worksheets, lab manuals, and assessments for each topic. The materials are appropriate for grades 8-10.

Editor's Note Some files within this resource are marked "Secure" and are for use only by teaching professionals. They may be accessed by contacting the author. In addtion, the authors recommend the use of computer probe technology to enhance student learning, however, it is not required.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
- Newton's First Law
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Rotational Dynamics
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
= Work
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Problem/Problem Set
= Unit of Instruction
- Assessment Material
= Test
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2000 University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center
Keywords:
Acceleration, Constructivism, Dynamics, Inertia, Newton’s Laws, PBL, Problem Based Learning, Rollercoaster, Work and Energy
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Metadata instance created March 13, 2008 by Jason Von Eschen
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January 9, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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M. Wells and B. Duch, (University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center, Newark, 2000), WWW Document, (http://www.udel.edu/mserc/mfme/).
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M. Wells and B. Duch, Motion, Force, and Mechanical Energy - A Curricular Unit for Introductory Physical Science (University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center, Newark, 2000), <http://www.udel.edu/mserc/mfme/>.
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Wells, M., & Duch, B. (2004, September 1). Motion, Force, and Mechanical Energy - A Curricular Unit for Introductory Physical Science. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center: http://www.udel.edu/mserc/mfme/
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Wells, Mary Anne, and Barbara Duch. Motion, Force, and Mechanical Energy - A Curricular Unit for Introductory Physical Science. Newark: University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center, September 1, 2004. http://www.udel.edu/mserc/mfme/ (accessed 19 April 2014).
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Wells, Mary Anne, and Barbara Duch. Motion, Force, and Mechanical Energy - A Curricular Unit for Introductory Physical Science. Newark: University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center, 2000. 1 Sep. 2004. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.udel.edu/mserc/mfme/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Mary Anne Wells and Barbara Duch", Title = {Motion, Force, and Mechanical Energy - A Curricular Unit for Introductory Physical Science}, Publisher = {University of Delaware Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {19 April 2014}, Month = {September 1, 2004}, Year = {2000} }
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