ERIC Number: ED260931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Physics. Teacher's Guide. Investigations in Natural Science.
Renner, John W.; And Others
Investigations in Natural Science is a program in secondary school biology, chemistry, and physics based upon the description of science as a quest for knowledge, not the knowledge itself. This teaching guide is designed for use with the 36 physics investigations found in the student manual. These investigations focus on concepts related to: movement; vectors; falling objects; force and acceleration; a property of matter; mass and acceleration; laws of motion; circular motion; gravitational attraction; friction; the balance; the NBP (natural balance point); multiple forces; the lever; other machines; the inclined plane; energy; measuring heat; measuring heat in solids; circuits and currents; electrical circuits; electricity at rest; magnetism; currents and magnetism; light; light and plane mirrors; light and concave mirrors; refraction of light; light and converging lenses; waves; waves and barriers; speed of a wave; meeting waves; periodic wave relationships; sound; and harmonics. Each investigation includes activities related to the three learning cycle components (exploration, conceptual invention, and expansion of the idea) and one or more readings. The guide contains: a list of physics concepts fostered in each investigation; detailed instructional strategies for the learning cycle activities in each investigation; answers to the student reading questions (however, the readings appear only in the student manual); and lists of equipment needed to complete experiments. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Costa Rica Univ., San Jose. Research Inst. for the Improvement of Costa Rican Education.; Norman Independent School District 29, OK.
Note: For student investigations and readings see SE 045 972. A joint project of the Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma and the Science Department, Senior High School of Norman Public Schools.