Physics for the Next Generation Agenda

Important Links

Description

Patterns Physics Teacher Site (Restricted)

This website includes all teacher calendars, tests and keys and access to all files.

Patterns Physics Open Access Website

This publicly available website includes student calendars and has access to all the curriculum materials students use.

Patterns Physics Google Drive

The entire Patterns Physics curriculum is found in this Google Drive including teacher calendars, keys, and assessments.

Idea Capture Tool for Workshop

This document is for our workshop and will allow us to share ideas, wonderings, and reflections with the group

Slides for Today’s Workshop

In case you like have the slides open on your own device. They are minimal modified from the actual slides used with students.

Design Principles of the Patterns Approach

This document is a two page summary of the pedagogy underlying the Patterns Approach Curriculum. A more detailed description can be found here.

Eyes on the Prize

Day 3 /

Time

Goal

Activities

Introduction

8:00

Welcome

Review of the Patterns Approach (Unit 1 - Inquiry and Patterns)

Welcome

Reconnect + Who is in the Room? + Remember the Posters

Goals of Professional Development

Exploring our Storyline and Computational Thinking

8:20

HS-ET1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Introduction to the Texting & Driving Project

Essential Question: How can we use STEM to enhance a social discussion?

Building from our Patterns; Brainstorming and tackling a complex situation using System Analysis

Using System Analysis to guide us to Mini-Experiments

Investigation to Determine the Mathematical Model for Constant Acceleration. (With a peek at getting A = ½ acceleration)

11:45

Lunch

12:30

HS-ET1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

A Look at 2Q1 - Quiz on the Big Ideas about Acceleration

Computational Thinking about Complex Motion

Programming our Simulation

Reiterating the Simulation to handle more complex situations

2:20

Writing in STEM: Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER)

Explore the structure and supports to cultivate Arguing from Evidence around Assessing the Dangers in Texting & Driving

2:50

Feedback

+ Further Reading

Ticket Out the Door

3:00

Adjourn

Reading on The Framework for K-12 Science Education 

Science Practice 5 - Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking (pp. 64 - 66) and Crosscutting Concepts (pp. 83 - 85) and the Cross-Cutting Concept of Patterns (pp. 85 - 87).