Forces Lesson - An Introduction to Forces Physics Lesson Package
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This 3-DAY, 63 slide Force lesson package / Forces Mini Unit begins with an Overview of Force which requires students to collaboratively think about the topic and create a definition. The Four Fundamental Forces are discussed as well as the Forces all around us. It then gets more specific and talks about Normal, Friction and Tension forces as well as the difference between a Contact and an Action at a distance force. Ways of Measuring force as well as System and Free-Body Diagrams, Finding Fnet and Force vectors finish the lesson.

There are many opportunities for students to test their knowledge through "Check Your Understanding" slides with the teacher version containing the answers (these are generally problem-based questions like they would see on a test or quiz). I encourage collaboration and there are also many instances where the students are asked to think critically in small groups. There are 5 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will open in your browser. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 5 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Many opportunities for students to check their understanding
- Critical thinking questions to encourage collaboration and inquiry
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- Force Overview
- What is a Force?
- The Four Fundamental Forces
- Forces all around us
- Normal, Friction and Tension force
- Contact vs. Action at a distance force
- Measuring force
- System and Free-Body Diagrams
- Finding Fnet
- Force vectors

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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Created: Nov 17, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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