Research suggests that students have both productive ideas about and difficulties with forces. What ideas do students have about tension and balance?
July 2, 2018
What did you observe in this episode? Talk to your partners about what you saw.
What is Daphne’s idea about what the masses will do?
What is April’s idea about what the masses will do? What does April say Daphne’s idea is?
What does Blair say is “against physics”? What do you think she means by that phrase?
Blair asserts that “the question’s deceptive,” and Logan agrees. What do you think they mean by that?
Blair concludes that “whatever was holding B wasn't exerting any force on it; it was just touching it.” Explain her idea.
What evidence in the episode shows you that Logan (the LA) understands the students’ ideas (or does not understand them)?
What student ideas about tension and balance are indicated in this episode?