Concept Mapping


Eugene Palatulan

Marble Hill High School for International Studies, Bronx


Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

August 2009



Subject: Physics


Follow initial directions in the Biology Concept Mapping Lesson Plan.


Task II(a): Similar to the concept map you created about yourself, you can also create a concept map that will test your knowledge on how well you know a particular topic. Working in a group, use the large paper and markers to build your concept map. Remember, the most important part of a concept map is the connections you make between the concepts.


Using the following terms, create a concept map that revolves around the topic of Mechanics.







9.8 m/s2

Newton’s First Law (Inertia)

Newton’s Second Law

Centripetal force

Newton’s Third Law



Feel free to add concepts that you think should be included.


Task II(b): If time permits and you feel like challenging yourself, try to build a concept map about Energy. This time you are in charge of coming up with the key concepts and connections. (Hint: joules, voltage, power, etc.)


When all the groups are done with their concept maps, be ready to assess/grade another group’s concept map using the concept map rubric.