Day 39: Magnetic Fields & 2D Forces

Physical Science: Magnetic Fields

My students have gotten really good at looking at new content in terms of energy, so I put together an assignment to compare topographic maps as a measure of gravitational potential to magnetic field lines as a measure of magnetic potential. The assignment needs some revisions, but I like the basic premise and my students definitely understand magnetic field lines much better than my students have in the past.

Physics: 2D Forces

A lot of students were on a field trip yesterday, so we used whiteboard speed dating to go over yesterday’s problems. Based on what I saw and heard, students have these problems down better than they give themselves credit for. I’m thinking about how I can adjust my plans tomorrow to help students feel more confident with the material without resorting to me doing an example at the board.

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