Basics of Force and Newton's Laws
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Katlyn Witt (Teacher (K-12))
This interactive PowerPoint provides a good tutorial on Newton's Laws. There is an option to have the slides read aloud, which is very helpful with those who struggle with reading. There are slides with questions that provide immediate feedback to the student as well as resources to go to for help.
I'm not sure if it was just on my computer, but on the main page of the PowerPoint, the fonts did not fit in the text boxes making it a little cluttered. The slide with the Java Applet did not have anything embedded, but I could still click the link to get to it. Not all of the buttons are active within the PowerPoint.
Kyle Heffelbower (Teacher (K-12))
There is a nice variety of teaching aids that are embedded into the lesson. Links to the web, simulations, and quality quizzes give this resource an engaging environment for students to investigate anytime they are learning about Newton's Laws of Motion. There is an option to have the slides read to you for auditory learners. I also found the use of a non-linear slide progression an interesting way to give students options on what to pursue.
Throughout my investigations I did not notice any technical issues at all.