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The First Day of School: Marshmallows and Spaghetti

I have used this as a first-day activity for several years. Students walk in, and sit in groups of three or four assigned for them. The groups are given a large¬†marshmallow, 20 sticks of spaghetti, about a meter of masking … Continue reading

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Forces

In the last few years, I have started the force unit off with demos, seat experiments, discussions, and conceptual questions. This year I decided to make a summary page for some of the activities we have done. They are first … Continue reading

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Modeling Terminology

In teaching modeling physics, there is some terminology that is used that I have found confusing. For instance, we (modeling teachers and authors of “Teacher’s Notes” in the modeling materials) talk about the paradigms. The paradigm is a real thing … Continue reading

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