FORCE AND MOTION
Physics is a high school subject, so the tendency is to think that
your students are not ready to understand physics concepts. But
if your students learn about the connections between the biological
and physical worlds, such as animals and their connection to energy
and motion, they will be better prepared to deal with the abstract
concepts presented in high school. This issue is packed with ideas
on how you can bring physics into your middle level classroom.
Force and Motion in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit
for nationwide news for science educators).
Physics Goes in Search of "Cool" (BBC
Two foreign countries launch Einstein Year in hopes of persuading
students to pursue physics as part of their higher education.
and Motion on the Net
In this month's middle level journal, Science Scope, NSTA
members can read "Making Sense of Motion." The link to
that article is:
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Articles on Force and Motion
The following NSTA journal articles provide provide several examples
of how science educators teach force and motion in their classrooms.
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other outstanding titles for science educators. Selections for this
issue are grade appropriate and were chosen for their relevance
to this month's theme Force and Motion. Click here for this
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Getting our Money’s Worth in Public
Education: Are We Buying Our 'McStudent' Lie? Read Robert
Freeman's piece in the San Fransisco Chronicle about
the ultimate price we'll pay later for the pennies we pinch today.
Whether you've traveled from just across the border
in Mexico or halfway around the world from China, NSTA has something
for our international constituents attending this year's national
convention. For information on theinternational activities NSTA
is offering in Dallas from March 31 to April 3, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-02/intlmiddle.htm.
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