Teachers' Domain, Understanding Motion and Force, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Understanding Motion and Force is designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of physical science. In this course, you 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.
Understanding Motion and Force
This course helps you understand how and why rolling and falling motions occur and how to analyze the forces that cause these motions.
Session 1: Investigating Motion
Learners make predictions and observe examples of rolling and falling motion. Teaching and learning strategies focus on making and testing predictions.
Session 2: Analyzing Forces
Learners identify some of the major forces acting on moving objects, including gravity, friction, the normal force, and impulsive forces. Teaching and learning strategies focus on observation and experimentation.
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.