1-TG: Teacher's Guide to Motion

(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
1Looking Ahead1
2Communicating the Position of an Object7
2ACommunicating the Position of an Object (Alternative Version)9
3Describing Position11
4Using Graphs of Position vs. Time17
5Generating Sketches of Position vs. Time23
6Translating Graphs of Position vs. Time29
7Describing Displacement33
8Describing Velocity39
9Using Graphs of Velocity vs. Time45
10Generating Sketches of Velocity vs. Time51
11Translating Graphs of Velocity vs. Time57
12Relating Strobe Diagrams to Plots of Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time63
13Finding and Comparing Velocities73
14Relating Graphs of Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time77
15More Relating Graphs of Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time83
16Solving Constant-Velocity Problems Using Different Methods87
17Solving Constant-Velocity Problems93
18Recognizing Accelerated Motion97
19Describing Changes in Velocity101
20Recognizing Graphs of Acceleration vs. Time109
21Generating Sketches of Acceleration vs. Time115
22Translating Graphs of Acceleration vs. Time121
23Calculating Average Acceleration127
24Relating Strobe Diagrams to Graphs of Acceleration vs. Time133
25Relating Graphs and Kinematic Functions141
26Relating Kinematic Quantities with Kinematic Functions149
27Relating Graphs of Position, Velocity, and Acceleration vs. Time157
28Comparing Graphs of Velocity vs. Time and Displacement vs. Time167
29Translating Between Different Representations of Accelerated Motion173
30Graphical Representations of Motion: Reflection and Integration183
31Evaluating Procedures for Solving Kinematics Problems187
32Executing Procedures for Solving Kinematics Problems191
33Generating Procedures for Solving Kinematics Problems195
34Solving Constant-Acceleration Problems199
35Summarizing and Structuring Kinematics Ideas205
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