Projects: LOOPS : Force and Motion Outline
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Force and Motion Module
We propose to create computer-based activities that support instruction that covers all the California sub-standards for force and motion and inquiry. The activities will be in the form of curriculum materials for each major topic. We envision that teachers could integrate these materials into their usual approach. These new materials might include a lecture-demo introducing the software, a day-long investigation using probes and models, assessments (including California released items), and extensions. We will then work with the teachers to create lesson plans that include other material. In addition, there would be an open-ended project designed to address the seven "Investigation and Experimentation" standards.
We lack the resources to create a complete force and motion curriculum. Since it includes about one-third of the state sub-standards in content (13 of 39) for this grade, it is reasonable to assume that 20% to 30% of the year would be devoted to force and motion. This might amount to approximately six to ten weeks of class time. As a compromise, we are recommending the creation of a topic-oriented curriculum framework that is partially filled with content from the project. Our content will address every force and motion content standard but teachers will need more activities that we can produce. We will, therefore rely on there being classroom activities and real labs in addition, that we could suggest.
Software tools needed
Topics 1 to 10 are detailed on individual pages (Children of this page - access directly below)
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