Type:

Other

Description:

This item is an applet-based problem for introductory physics on the topic of inertia in motion. A hockey puck moving on a frictionless air hockey table is given a momentary push in the +y direction. What is the motion of the puck after the push? The user chooses from four animations that represent possible results. Physlet-based problems are intended to probe student understanding, elicit misconceptions, and serve as a springboard for discussion. Electronic student response systems (clickers) are often used to allow anonymous "voting" on the correct answer.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Newton's First Law,NSDL,Active Learning,Education Foundations,concept questions,peer instruction,Mathematics,Classical Mechanics,acceleration,Law of Inertia,Life Science,In-class questions,clicker questions,Informal Education,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Higher Education,Cognition,Physics,inertia,java applets,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090204193825334T,Education Practices,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Technology

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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