Teachers' Domain, Motion and Forces in Your World, published June 19, 2009, retrieved on ,
Motion and Forces in Your World is designed to increase educators' understanding and teaching of physical science. Participants explore physical science concepts of motion, force, and matter that are part of daily life and learn how to incorporate observation, discourse, and experimentation to increase understanding of physical science of students at the elementary level. Participants will investigate physical science topics using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Motion and Forces in Your World
This course helps you look at examples of motion in the world around you and come to a basic understanding of how and why things move.
Session 1: A Window onto Your World
Learners look for and observe examples of motion in our everyday world. Teaching and learning strategies focus on how to build upon prior knowledge.
Session 2: Motion and Force
Learners explore how motion relates to change over time and results from forces applied to objects. Teaching and learning strategies focus on developing observational skills.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.