Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9–12

by: Victor Sampson, Todd L. Hutner, Daniel FitzPatrick, Adam LaMee, and Jonathon Grooms

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Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for high school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations to help physics students work the way scientists do.

  The book includes a well-organized series of 23 field-tested labs that cover a variety of topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. You can use the introduction labs to acquaint students with new content or the application labs for deeper exploration of the use of a theory, law, or unifying concept. The labs will also help your students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards and develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards.

  Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, safety information, and handouts, your students will be ready to start investigating.

Grade Levels

High School


Assessment Curriculum Inquiry Instructional Materials Labs Lesson Plans Literacy Phenomena Physics Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning


Type NSTA Press BookPub Date 9/1/2017Pages 249ISBN 978-1-68140-579-7Stock # PB349X5V1S

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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