Physics & Everyday Thinking PET
In addition to the homework documents linked below, there are two types of movies
utilized in the PET curriculum. One type consists of demonstrations of physics phenomena
that you will need to view in order to answer some of the homework questions. The other
type consists of video from elementary classrooms where the children are engaged in
physics experiments or are being interviewed about their physics ideas. The
elementary-children videos provide support for homework activities where you need to
answer questions about the childrens' ideas. Each of these homework activities also
includes full transcripts of the movies, and in some cases copies of pictures the
children drew while answering questions.
For those activities involving childrens' ideas, you can copy and paste excerpts from the
transcript or pictures (located at the end of the document) into the document to support
your answers to questions.