Physics First

link to AAPT Physics first pageFor years, modelers have been working on modifying the materials designed for the capstone physics course for use in a 9th grade “Physics First” course. Two such sets of materials, one from Shady Side Academy (near Pittsburgh, PA) and from a group of St. Louis teachers are available here

In addition, we have included some of the arguments supporting a Physics-Chemistry-Biology sequence in high school science.

These materials are provided as “works in progress’ by the authors to help you with your own efforts in implementing a Physics First approach.

Preview a sample of Unit 1 materials (Uniform Motion) from the St Louis set of materials. Unit 1-Uniform Motion sample

A PowerPoint file showing supporting arguments for a Physics-Chemistry-Biology sequence Inverted Sequence Modeling.

Other resources:

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One Response to Physics First

  1. Ryan Clark says:

    I am wondering if someone could explain how this sequence was developed?

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