Forces and Motion

Use simple diagrams to probe understanding

Teaching Guidance for 14-16 Supporting Physics Teaching

Use simple diagrams to explore students' ideas

Using these pairs of diagrams, together with probing questions, can reveal a lot about how the students think about motion.

Further discussions, and the resources to create simple diagrams of their own, perhaps seeing each others' challenges, can result in developing students' thinking effectively.

appears in the relation F=ma a=dv/dt a=-(w^2)x
is used in analyses relating to Terminal Velocity
can be represented by Motion Graphs
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