Day 66: Kinesthetic Graph-Matching

College-Prep Physics: Walking in front of the motion detector in order to match the position-time graph on the screen.

This is a research-based activity for helping students become proficient in interpreting motion graphs. Plus, the kids are up out of their seats, moving around, and having fun.

See: Thornton, R. K., and D. R. Sokoloff, "Learning motion concepts using real-time microcomputer-based laboratory tools", Am. J. Phys. 58 (1990) 858-867.


About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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