Day 82 – Newton’s Third Law

N3Law.PNG

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:

  1. a whole set of thought experiments on the nature of gravity and it having mutual, equal sized forces
  2. labeling interactions on force diagrams
  3. 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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s