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

Pyret Introduction

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


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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.



Teaching Remotely?

If you’re teaching remotely, we’ve assembled an Implementation Notes page that makes specific recommendations for in-person v. remote instruction.

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