Day 40: Introduction to Gravity

CER-gravity

Physics 11 Using the ideas from Preconceptions in Mechanics (Camp and Clement), today in physics we had our first look at gravity.  The focus of the day was to see what factors affect gravity: rotation, magnetism, pressure and mass.  Frank Noschese and his 180 day blog is my other go to resource for these topics.  There’s not a lot for me to write other than to point you towards Frank’s blog: Noschese 180

One tool that I like to use for these types of discussions and explorations is the idea of Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.  The Claim really helps the students stop fence sitting, while the Evidence discourages guesses and makes students connect with their own reasoning.

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