Introduction to Modeling for Teaching Physics
Presented by Frank Lock & Scott Thomas
Thursday, June 9, 2022 ◉ 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Want to learn why Modeling is effective in teaching Physics (and other sciences) and how to do it? Attend this FULL-DAY workshop.
Segment 1: Introduction
LUNCH BREAK (note: lunch is provided)
Target Audience: Mainly high school physics teachers, but other interested teachers can benefit
**Demonstrations (see segment 5)
Unit 1: Pendulum
Unit 2: Buggy Lab
Unit 3: Vernier Smart cart on ramp
Unit 4: Spring Scale Lab – F_G vs. Delta x Hovercraft activities?
Unit 5: Modified Atwood Machine
Unit 6: Video Analysis – Ball toss
Unit 7: Spinning Mass
Unit 8: Smart Cart spring launch up a ramp
Unit 9: Smart Cart explosion
Scott Thomas earned his B.S. and M. Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and he has taught Biology, Physics, AP Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science at Bishop Kenny HS in Jacksonville, FL since 1999. He has presented numerous Modeling workshops in the Boston area as an AMTA Modeling Workshop Facilitator.