Instructional Video

Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?

Sometimes in physics, the logic is a little illogical. A video presentation shows how to use extreme cases to apply logic to physics stumpers. The examples pertain to displacement situations, but scholars can apply the concept to all problems. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video after the presentation of the puzzler to the have pupils to discuss and offer solutions
  • Make a handout of the questions posed in the video for pupils to consider for a week before showing the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider monitoring YouTube comments if making the video available for independent viewing
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Offers closed captioning to assist English learners with language
  • Enthusiastic presentation holds viewers' attention
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