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Implementing OpenSciEd 8.1 Contact Forces

Implementing OpenSciEd 8.1 Contact Forces

Wed, February 17 4:30 PM - Thu, March 4 2021 6:30 PM

Presenters

  • Victoria Wells
  • Tammie Schrader
  • Lorianne Donovan-Hermann
  • Greg Bachmeier
  • Jacob Bell

Description

This course was designed to introduce and prepare science educators to implement the OpenSciEd 8.1 Contact Forces unit. In addition to sharing an overview of the unit, facilitators will also share strategies for adapting lessons for remote learning so educators can begin presenting this unit to their students. This course includes 8 hours of synchronous Zoom time and 2 hours of asynchronous work.

Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

Student questions about the factors that result in a shattered cell phone screen lead them to investigate what is really happening to any object during a collision. They make their thinking visible with free-body diagrams, mathematical models, and system models to explain the effects of relative forces, mass, speed, and energy in collisions. Students then use what they have learned about collisions to engineer something that will protect a fragile object from damage in a collision. They investigate which materials to use, gather design input from stakeholders to refine the criteria and constraints, develop micro and macro models of how their solution is working, and optimize their solution based on data from investigations. Finally, students apply what they have learned from the investigation and design to a related design problem.

Dates

  • Wed, February 17 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Check-In: 4:15 PM
    Zoom

    Participants should create an account with OpenSciEd in order to access the materials.

    The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the session.

  • Wed, February 24 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Check-In: 4:15 PM
    Zoom

    Participants should create an account with OpenSciEd in order to access the materials.

    The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the session.

  • Wed, March 3 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Check-In: 4:15 PM
    Zoom
  • Thu, March 4 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Check-In: 4:15 PM
    Zoom

Registration

Event # 110857

Price
Free
Registered
13 / 45
Registration Ends
Sunday Feb 14, 2021 4:30 PM

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAJ0616
10.00 Clock Hours $30.00
10.00 STEM

Subjects

Science