Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Force and Motion

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Force and Motion

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Force and Motion

By National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). $17.99. NSTA. Arlington, VA. 2014. ISBN: 9781938946370.

This interactive e-book incorporates coherent, accurate text, great animations, links, and pedagogical support in an area that is a key progression through the Next Generation Science Standards from K-12. Originally designed to support professional development, this book serves equally well for classroom work.

Covering position and motion as well as Newton's laws, the table of contents parallels that of most basic physics books, but that's where the similarity ends. The NSTA interactive e-books have, at their core, the excellent digital science objects (animations and lessons) developed over the last decade at NSTA. Many reviewers have helped make these tools valuable for both teachers and students.

The text is clear, compelling, and often just plain fun. At the beginning, the book uses the fable of the tortoise and the hare as a framework for reviewing how a scientist might define position, motion, and velocity. With each example, the interactive e-book provides a clickable diagram, interactive activity, animation, or video. …

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