For 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
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Movie files for St. Louis units:
- Unit 2 – Hover Puck on Incline
- Unit 4 – Elevator Ride
- Unit 4 – Elevator Ride with Graphs (Logger Pro)
- Unit 8 – Wave Movies