Friday, January 11, 2013

Physics Jeopardy

As part of a little mid-year reflection on the force and motion models that we've developed over the first third-ish of the year, Honors Physics students developed a series of Physics Jeopardy answers and questions.

Our format:

  • 'Answers' (the clues) are motion graphs or net force equations
  • 'Questions' (what the players are supposed to determine from the answers) are diagrams of the situation being modeled
The idea is to encourage a closer connection among three of the representations that are most common - diagrams, graphs, and equations. By going 'backwards,' students have a lot of detective work to do, which really makes them think about which physical statements or results are consequences of which models.

Here's our set of answers and questions:

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