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The Bootstrap:Physics materials are the result of the Computational Modeling in Physics First with Bootstrap project, a collaboration between the AAPT, AMTA, Bootstrap, and STEMteachersNYC.
The "Physics First"-based course consists of six units:
- Unit 0
- Unit 1
Qualitative Energy Model
- Unit 2
Constant Velocity Model
- Unit 3
Uniform Acceleration Model
- Unit 4
Balanced Forces Model
- Unit 5
Unbalanced Forces Model
Why does this work? *
PDF versions of these materials - including a complete student workbook - are hosted at The Physics Front.
Click here for access to the teacher-facing materials.
If you’re teaching remotely, we’ve assembled an Implementation Notes page that makes specific recommendations for in-person v. remote instruction.
We provide all of our materials free of charge, to anyone who is interested in using our lesson plans or student workbooks.
- All the lessons
This is a single page that contains all the lessons listed above.
Of course, there’s more to a curriculum than software and lesson plans! We also provide a number of resources to educators, including standards alignment, a complete student workbook, an answer key for the programming exercises and a forum where they can ask questions and share ideas.
These materials were developed partly through support of the National Science Foundation, (awards 1042210, 1535276, 1648684, and 1738598). Bootstrap:Physics by the Bootstrap Community is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Unported License. This license does not grant permission to run training or professional development. Offering training or professional development with materials substantially derived from Bootstrap must be approved in writing by a Bootstrap Director. Permissions beyond the scope of this license, such as to run training, may be available by contacting contact@BootstrapWorld.org.