Instructional Video

Scalars and Vectors

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Investigate the purpose of vectors as they relate to physics concepts. The instructor explains quantities that have magnitude and those that have both magnitude and direction. He explains the scalar and vector quantities in relation to those descriptions. This is the fourth video in a series of 15.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners record all new vocabulary as they watch the video
  • Incorporate the review at the end of the video as board work to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations
  • If assigning the video as homework, ensure pupils have access to the Internet
  • This is the fourth video in a series of 15
  • Connects the concept of a vector to video games, which adds relevance and intrigue for students
  • Uses demonstrations to reinforce concepts
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