Students use a broom to push a bowling ball through two different courses and calculate the forces involved….and challenging each other to get the best time.

# Category: Mechanics

n Modeling Instruction lessons, most units start with a ‘paradigm lab’ that initiates development of a conceptual model for the unit (‘concepts before math’). When introducing forces, the model presented here develops the relationship between ‘pushes’ and changes in motion. This post explains the procedures and pedagogical rationale for this activity.