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ERIC Number: ED506064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 396
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-931024-10-5
Teaching Physics for the First Time
Mader, Jan; Winn, Mary
AAPT Press (BK)
This book is designed to be a quick and easy resource for anyone teaching physics for the first time. Written after extensive research, this book is filled with reliable labs, demos and activities that work well in the classroom. Also included are lesson plans, diagrams, and teacher notes for every activity. The book is not the end--it is just a beginning, a bag of tricks teachers can build upon. Soon you and your students will realize that a day without physics does not exist and that physics is a "phun" adventure. Contents include: (1) Teacher Background Information; (2) Getting Started: Possible First Day Activities; (3) Analysis of Data; (4) Kinematics: Motion in One Dimension; (5) Motion in Two Dimensions and Vectors; (6) Dynamics; (7) Momentum; (8) Universal Gravitation; (9) Centripetal Motion; (10) Energy, Work, and Power; (11) Electrostatics; (12) DC Circuits; (13) Magnetism and Magnetic Fields; (14) Waves and Sound; (15) Optics; and (16) Assessment Ideas and Suggestions.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Physics Teachers