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This is a PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for introductory physics relating to circular motion and friction. In this scenario, students design a flat circular highway exit and determine, within a set of given constraints, what the exit speed limit should be. Students will apply concepts of rotational kinematics, static and kinetic friction, and will explore the dynamics involved in an object moving in a circular path. This resource includes a printable student manual and a password-protected teacher's guide with solutions and tips for instructors. PBL is an instructional method designed to strengthen student competency in reasoning and problem-solving. The activities mirror real scenarios encountered by practicing scientists and engineers. Learners sift through information to separate useful from irrelevant data, locate missing information on their own, and then apply physics in finding solutions.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Motion in Two Dimensions,NSDL,Active Learning,CCDMD,Undergraduate (Lower Division),friction,problem solving,Problem Solving,Mathematics,Physics Education Research,Problem based learning,Classical Mechanics,acceleration,project,General Physics,angular acceleration,coefficient of friction,static friction,Grade 14,Force, Acceleration,Grade 11,Grade 12,Applications of Newton's Laws,Technical Education (Upper Division),Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508143239714T,Higher Education,Grade 13,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-102,PBL,Physics,Newton's Second Law,rotational kinematics,experiential learning,Friction,Education Practices,Center of Mass,High School,context rich,force interactions,Education,Technology,Cooperative Learning

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English

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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-VM.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Represent and model with vector quantities.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-VM.A.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

(+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-CED.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-CED.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-REI.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-REI.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-MG.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-MG.A.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost; working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).?
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