This item is an educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws. It is intended to give high school teachers support for developing a research-based module on inertia and interactions. It contains notes and procedures for two classroom demonstrations, one lab, and four work activities. The authors focus on how to help students transition from a descriptive model using kinematics to a causal model using dynamical laws of motion. The materials are aligned with teaching methodologies guided by Modeling Theory of Physics Instruction. This item is part of a larger collection of resources and pedagogic materials developed by the Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University.


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  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9


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