Physics 11 – One thing that I think I do very well in my physics class is set up foundations for some core understandings. In general, my classes seem to have a relatively easy time with Newton’s Third Law. This is because over time they are exposed to some key ideas:
- a whole set of thought experiments on the nature of gravity and it having mutual, equal sized forces
- labeling interactions on force diagrams
- viewing an interaction using hoop springs as surrogates for force
We’ll see how the students do in testing, but in our peer instruction/voting, they perform quite well.