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ERIC Number: EJ1001646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Experiencing Friction in First Grade
Burton, Bill
Science and Children, v50 n2 p68-72 Oct 2012
With the new focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, it's important to keep an open mind about incorporating technology into science lessons. In many cases, lessons that incorporate technology are not about the technology itself. Rather, the technology serves as a tool to enhance the lesson or add a new dimension to the students' educational experience. During a lesson on friction, the author's first grade-students were able to experience friction and technology in a whole new way. During a unit on forces and motion, they explored the concept of friction. His students discovered that friction is a force that resists motion. Students also had a chance to acquire and see representations of real data about how friction opposes motion. The goal of this lesson was to introduce the first-grade students to the concept of friction and help them form a beginning understanding. (Contains 1 figure and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A