Intro. to Physics - Graphs of Motion through Dance
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Katlyn Witt (Teacher (K-12))
This lesson is engaging for the students. It is difficult for many students to understand the correlation between movement and the graphs that correspond to the motion. If the technology is available, it will be extremely helpful to use a motion detector to graph the motion as well. Interpreting and understanding graphs are key skills for students to have and this lesson can help solidify student understanding.
Kyle Heffelbower (Teacher (K-12))
Understanding how the graphs of motion can be translated from physical representation to a mathematical graph is a difficult concept for students to understand. I really like how this lesson incorporates an iconic dance move to gain their attention and aid their investigations. This lesson is wrought with aids to accomodate all students learning styles. I thought the integration of the CBR, though lacking breadth, was a nice addition for the kinesthetic learners as well as the dancing at the end of class.
Throughout my investigations I did not notice any technical issues at all.