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ERIC Number: EJ951123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Additional Crime Scenes for Projectile Motion Unit
Fullerton, Dan; Bonner, David
Physics Teacher, v49 n9 p554-556 Dec 2011
Building students' ability to transfer physics fundamentals to real-world applications establishes a deeper understanding of underlying concepts while enhancing student interest. Forensic science offers a great opportunity for students to apply physics to highly engaging, real-world contexts. Integrating these opportunities into inquiry-based problem solving in a team environment provides a terrific backdrop for fostering communication, analysis, and critical thinking skills. One such activity, inspired jointly by the museum exhibit "CSI: The Experience" and David Bonner's "TPT" article "Increasing Student Engagement and Enthusiasm: A Projectile Motion Crime Scene," provides students with three different crime scenes, each requiring an analysis of projectile motion. In this lesson students socially engage in higher-order analysis of two-dimensional projectile motion problems by collecting information from 3-D scale models and collaborating with one another on its interpretation, in addition to diagramming and mathematical analysis typical to problem solving in physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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