I am trying to find a way to easily share the materials that I use in my classes. They are based on physics Modeling Instruction with added parts borrowed from various sources, including Matt Greenwolfe among others. Contact me if you would like the files in a format other than PDF.
If you have not yet had the chance to attend a Modeling Instruction workshop, I strongly urge you to do so. MI is about the different approach, not about the materials themselves. It won’t be possible to fully understand MI by just looking at or using these materials.
I should also note that these are the materials I use with my students and that they are not a fully guided set of documents. Many activities and discussions happen my classes that are invisible from the point of view of the materials. Some of the problems or activities might not be clear when taken out of context (by just viewing these PDFs). Some additional information is available in my Model Building posts and the supporting posts about graphical representations, though I should emphasize that there is no substitute for participating in an MI workshop.
My 2013 updates have tried to make the course a little tighter and sharper based on what my students were able to do last year. I am leaving the 2012 versions here, too. Several of them are a few pages longer than the new copies.
Central Force Particle Model Packet: 2012 | 2013
Momentum and Energy Transfer Packet (includes elastic & inelastic collisions): 2012 | 2013
CVPM – Constant Velocity Particle Model Packet
BFPM – Balanced Forces Particle Model Packet
CAPM – Constant Acceleration Particle Model Packet
UBFPM – Unbalanced Forces Particle Model Packet
MTM – Momentum Transfer Model Packet
PMPM – Projectile Motion Particle Model Packet
ETM – Energy Transfer Model Packet
I am teaching this course with a new, experimental sequence this year. I would not recommend trying to follow along—at least, not yet (though of course everyone is free to use any sequence they desire in their own classes).
ETM 1.0: 2013
MTM 1.0: 2013
ETM and MTM, 2.0: 2013