ERIC Number: ED270310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Projectile and Circular Motion: A Model Four-Week Unit of Study for a High School Physics Class Using Physics Courseware.
Geigel, Joan; And Others
A self-paced program designed to integrate the use of computers and physics courseware into the regular classroom environment is offered for physics high school teachers in this module on projectile and circular motion. A diversity of instructional strategies including lectures, demonstrations, videotapes, computer simulations, laboratories, and small group discussions are employed in the four-week plan for the unit. Suggestions for instruction include: (1) description of materials and equipment (emphasizing the role of the Apple II microcomputer in instruction); (2) flow sheet (diagramming instructional options and procedures); (3) materials list (indicating relevant textbooks, courseware, videotapes, and film loops); (4) student learning objectives outline (stating desired behaviors related to projectiles, circular motion, satellites, and the solar system); (5) lesson plan (providing a list of 39 activities for a period of l7 school days); (6) grading suggestions (advocating opportunities for student recognition); (7) hints on use of computers (offering suggestions for classroom management); (8) self-paced consideration (discussing class size, scheduling and teacher monitoring); (9) field test conclusions (containing the student evaluation form and results); and (l0) student worksheets (including all activities, quizzes, and information sheets as well as an article from "NASA Facts" (March, 1981) concerning the shuttle era. (ML)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Learning Modules, Motion, Physics, Satellites (Aerospace), Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Units of Study
North Carolina State University, Department of Physics, Box 8202, Raleigh, NC 27695-8202 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Physics.