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Forces and Motion | Energy and Thermal Physics

Things you'll need to decide on as you plan: motion

Teaching Guidance for 14-16 Supporting Physics Teaching

Bringing together two sets of constraints

Focusing on the learners:

Distinguishing–eliciting–connecting. How will you:

  • re-activate children's ideas about forces and energy
  • connect to the measures of motion to everyday concerns

Teacher Tip: These are all related to findings about children's ideas from research. The teaching activities will provide some suggestions. So will colleagues, near and far.

Focusing on the physics:

Representing–noticing–recording. How will you:

  • use diagrams, words and actions that separate force, momentum and energy
  • keep scalars and vectors separate
  • exploit common patterns

Teacher Tip: Connecting what is experienced with what is written and drawn is essential to making sense of the connections between the theoretical world of physics and the lived-in world of the children. Don't forget to exemplify this action.

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