For Teachers

- BallTossOut.mov
- projectilemotionPWS 5 - Understanding projectile motion through video tracking updatedtotracker4.61.docx
- Tracker instruction.docx
- PWS 5 - Understanding projectile motion through video tracking (Teaching notes)updatedtotracker4.61.docx

Software Requirements


Android iOS Windows MacOS
with best with no no need Java
need Java
support full-screen? no no Yes Yes
cannot work on no mobile browser  understand Java....
no mobile browser  understand Java.... install Tracker from http://physlets.org/tracker/
install Tracker from http://physlets.org/tracker/



Author: Douglas Brown
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  1. related to real world physics
  2. video as evidence for scientific thinking
  3. model building promotes opportunity of messing around productively (productive failure)


arXiv:1206.6489 [pdf] Using Tracker as a Pedagogical Tool for Understanding Projectile Motion Loo Kang WeeCharles ChewGiam Hwee GohSamuel TanTat Leong Lee Comments: 9 pages, 9 figures; this http URL Subjects: Physics Education (physics.ed-ph); Classical Physics (physics.class-ph); Computational Physics (physics.comp-ph)



 Tracker Free Video Modeling for Physics Education by Douglas Brown & Youtube PD by lookang lawrence wee



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