How Force Affects Motion

This article from National Science Teachers Association explains the misconceptions that children have about force and its effect on motion, and how a teacher can help resolve them. The article gave a set outline for how the teacher presents force and motion which is: preassessment, hands-on activity, in-depth conversation and teaching of technical terms. The preassessment is used to determine what misconceptions the students may have and what they already know about the topic; the hands-on activity allows for the students to understand the concept in ‘basic’ terms; and the actual lesson that follows re-explains the concept with actual terms and definitions. The article gives detailed resolution to several common misconceptions that a teacher may us in their own classroom. This is great for any teacher that is struggling with answering the students questions.

 

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