(ISBN 0-7872-3928-3, 354 pages)

A Letter from the Authors | vii | |

Getting Started with Minds•On Physics | xi | |

Answers & Instructional Aids for Teachers | 1 | |

1 | Looking Ahead | 1 |

2 | Communicating the Position of an Object | 7 |

2A | Communicating the Position of an Object (Alternative Version) | 9 |

3 | Describing Position | 11 |

4 | Using Graphs of Position vs. Time | 17 |

5 | Generating Sketches of Position vs. Time | 23 |

6 | Translating Graphs of Position vs. Time | 29 |

7 | Describing Displacement | 33 |

8 | Describing Velocity | 39 |

9 | Using Graphs of Velocity vs. Time | 45 |

10 | Generating Sketches of Velocity vs. Time | 51 |

11 | Translating Graphs of Velocity vs. Time | 57 |

12 | Relating Strobe Diagrams to Plots of Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time | 63 |

13 | Finding and Comparing Velocities | 73 |

14 | Relating Graphs of Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time | 77 |

15 | More Relating Graphs of Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time | 83 |

16 | Solving Constant-Velocity Problems Using Different Methods | 87 |

17 | Solving Constant-Velocity Problems | 93 |

18 | Recognizing Accelerated Motion | 97 |

19 | Describing Changes in Velocity | 101 |

20 | Recognizing Graphs of Acceleration vs. Time | 109 |

21 | Generating Sketches of Acceleration vs. Time | 115 |

22 | Translating Graphs of Acceleration vs. Time | 121 |

23 | Calculating Average Acceleration | 127 |

24 | Relating Strobe Diagrams to Graphs of Acceleration vs. Time | 133 |

25 | Relating Graphs and Kinematic Functions | 141 |

26 | Relating Kinematic Quantities with Kinematic Functions | 149 |

27 | Relating Graphs of Position, Velocity, and Acceleration vs. Time | 157 |

28 | Comparing Graphs of Velocity vs. Time and Displacement vs. Time | 167 |

29 | Translating Between Different Representations of Accelerated Motion | 173 |

30 | Graphical Representations of Motion: Reflection and Integration | 183 |

31 | Evaluating Procedures for Solving Kinematics Problems | 187 |

32 | Executing Procedures for Solving Kinematics Problems | 191 |

33 | Generating Procedures for Solving Kinematics Problems | 195 |

34 | Solving Constant-Acceleration Problems | 199 |

35 | Summarizing and Structuring Kinematics Ideas | 205 |

Supplement A. Collaborative Group Techniques | A1-A4 | |

Supplement B. Concept-Based Problem Solving: Combining educational research results and practical experience to create a framework for learning physics and to derive effective classroom practices | B1-B26 | |

Supplement C. A Comparison of the Minds•On Physics Approach with the NRC's National Science Education Standards | C1-C10 | |

Answer Sheets | end |