Simple Harmonic Motion

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Back and forth, and back again. A presentation on harmonic motion would make a great backdrop for a directed instruction lesson in Honors Physics. It includes diagrams, formulas, graphs, and a few sample problems.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Project slides as you perform hands-on examples for your class
  • Have fidget items out for individuals to play with quietly while you are teaching springs, pendulums, and other things that directly relate to the lesson
  • Assign the presentation for learners to view before class for a flipped classroom activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prerequisite knowledge of using and solving formulas
Pros

  • Includes a few example problems
  • Sample graphs and charts are clear and easy to understand
  • Helpful for both Honors and mainstream physics classes
Cons

  • Formatting issues make a few slides difficult to read
  • Does not include a way to assess learning