Science First Hand; Tops and Yo-Yo's
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- Science First Hand
- Tops and Yo-Yo's
- Series Description
Get a first-hand view of how teachers approach hands-on science activities and how students respond. These videos show three middle school teachers using class projects to help their students gain a deeper understanding of basic science principles such as force, simple machines, and mechanical advantage. Seeing these students questioning and experimenting makes a compelling case for encouraging exploration, and illustrates the testing process and how students learn from their role as researchers. Series release date: 1994
- Program Description
Seventh graders experiment with rotational motion by making tops and yo-yos out of common, disk-shaped household objects. They design and test the yo-yos for their stability. This video illustrates the testing process and placing students into the role of researchers.
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- Chicago: “Science First Hand; Tops and Yo-Yo's,” 02/01/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F0AB87714AB449F0BF15D7DD15FFD583.
- MLA: “Science First Hand; Tops and Yo-Yo's.” 02/01/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F0AB87714AB449F0BF15D7DD15FFD583>.
- APA: Science First Hand; Tops and Yo-Yo's. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F0AB87714AB449F0BF15D7DD15FFD583