1st Edition

Differentiating Instruction With Menus Physics (Grades 9-12)

By Laurie E. Westphal Copyright 2020
    148 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Physics (grades 9-12) offers teachers everything needed to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice in the high school classroom. This book:

    • Uses different types of menus that students can use to select exciting advanced-level products.
    • Features attractive reproducible menus and rubrics.
    • Is based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy.
    • Incorporates different learning styles.
    • Makes incorporating choice into the classroom stress-free for both teachers and their students.

    Topics addressed include motion, forces, energy, momentum, and waves. These menus can be used to guide students in making decisions as to which products they will develop after studying a major concept or unit.

    Grades 9-12

    Part I: All About Menus and Choice Chapter 1: Choice Chapter 2: How to Use Menus in the Classroom Chapter 3: Guidelines for Products Chapter 4: Rubrics Part II: The Menus Chapter 5: Motion Significant Figures Motion Graphs Two-Dimensional Motion: Vectors Projectile Motion Momentum and Collisions Oscillatory Motion Chapter 6: Forces Free Body Diagrams Newton’s Laws of Motion Gravitational Force Electrostatic Forces Electric Conductors and Insulators Electric Circuits Electric and Magnetic Forces Chapter 7: Energy Work and Power Energy Transformations Thermodynamics Mass-Energy Equivalence The Photoelectric Effect Nuclear Phenomena Chapter 8: Waves Transverse Waves Longitudinal Waves Characteristics of Waves Image Formation Behavior of Waves References About the Author Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards


    After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie E. Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on differentiation for various districts and conferences, working with teachers to assist them in planning and developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students.