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Goal directed Instructional Design plan for Physics: Position vs. Time graphing using Excel and PowerPoint

Goal directed Instructional Design plan for Physics: Position vs. Time graphing using Excel and PowerPoint

This PDF is an Instructional Design plan for physics students that have learned about the concept of speed and need to learn the concept of graphing speed on a position vs. time graph.  This plan has students create position vs. time graphs in Excel, copy them to PowerPoint, and create a presentation identifying the parts of each graph, the slope of each graph (with an explanation of what the slope is), and a comparison between the different graphs.

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Jeannine Baum
Jeannine Baum (Teacher (K-12))
7 years ago

This looks like a great lesson. I think the technology is used in a way that is helpful and not artificial. Students may have to use PowerPoint and Excel in their futures be in higher education or in their careers. I like that they will be teaching each other a concept. This is another useful skill and real world application. I would recommend including a copy of the rubric you will be giving students. I might have them complete a peer review sheet, so that they can provide feedback to the author.

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Molly Beer
Molly Beer (Teacher (K-12))
7 years ago

This lesson involves different types of learning activities.  I like the idea of presenting their powerpoints to one other student.  I think this will make for easier feedback opportunities and a less stressful situation than whole class presentations.  It will also be better in terms of time management.  The ability to use excel spreadsheets is another valuable tool, so the more practice with them, and powerpoint as well, the better.

Antonio Aguillon
Antonio Aguillon (Student)
7 years ago

This lesson plan is very clear and logically organized. Great job Dan. Your students will not have any issues following the steps/instructions layed out on the lesson plan. Excel graphs are a wonderful way to explain relationships shuch between two different data sests (position vs time). This will be specially helpful for visual learners.

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Melissa White
Melissa White (Faculty)
7 years ago

Very professional looking. Nice job!