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Lack of greater progress was unfortunately a product of the sum total of their schooling and their expectations as to what school is. Below I describe two relatively simple interactive activities related to the content covered by Mr. Lowrey. One is an interactive demonstration that focuses on Newton’s First Law and inertia. The other is a kinesthetic laboratory activity that focuses on Newton’s second law. These activities can be implemented in lab groups or as a whole class. Each exemplifies instruction which promotes effective epistemological approaches.

Lowrey would be reviewed by an administrator. He managed the class skillfully and was a clear authority in front of the room. Check. He had his students engaged (at least in one sense of the word). Check. Students did their Do Now, test prep, literacy, and calculations, all on state mandated curriculum. Check, check, check, and check. He used technology in a most impressive way. Double check. Then I thought about the extent to which Mr. Lowrey was preparing his students to be successful on the Regents.

The resistance an object has to a change in its state of motion. An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. After about 5 minutes, Mr. Lowrey pressed those who had not posted to do so. ) He then reviewed the postings and noted how they did in fact represent descriptions of inertia. Using the same computer projector, Mr. Lowrey then presented the definitions of force, net force, equilibrium, normal force, and other related terms in a beautifully prepared PowerPoint presentation.

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