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Mr. Hungerford’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Westside High School Early College Academy
  • Anderson, SC
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Students will use programmable robots to learn Kinematics. They will be used as part of a modified modeling physics curriculum. The robots are used as a tool to relate graphing to physical events. The students will make measurements after observing the motion of the robot, interpret these measurements graphically (which may or may not involve some calculations depending on the difficulty of the activity), and then program the robot using their graph to see if it matches the expected results. The use of the robots in teaching kinematics encourages inquiry, engagement, and collaboration. The precision of the robots encourages students to make careful measurements and perform precise calculations. By programming their robot to try and match the teacher robot and running them simultaneously, students are given immediate feedback on the accuracy of their measurements and calculations. They are then able to remeasure, recalculate, and reprogram as needed rather than having to wait for the teacher to intervene. This encourages student ownership of the project.

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Students will use programmable robots to learn Kinematics. They will be used as part of a modified modeling physics curriculum. The robots are used as a tool to relate graphing to physical events. The students will make measurements after observing the motion of the robot, interpret these measurements graphically (which may or may not involve some calculations depending on the difficulty of the activity), and then program the robot using their graph to see if it matches the expected results. The use of the robots in teaching kinematics encourages inquiry, engagement, and collaboration. The precision of the robots encourages students to make careful measurements and perform precise calculations. By programming their robot to try and match the teacher robot and running them simultaneously, students are given immediate feedback on the accuracy of their measurements and calculations. They are then able to remeasure, recalculate, and reprogram as needed rather than having to wait for the teacher to intervene. This encourages student ownership of the project.

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