Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Active-learning worksheets designed to be used in large lecture environments. Students make predictions about the outcomes of physics demonstrations using Microcomputer-Based laboratory (MBL) equipment, discuss their predictions in small groups, observe the results of the live demonstration, compare these results with their predictions, and attempt to explain the observed phenomena.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: High School
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Cost for students, Laboratory equipment for instructor to do demonstrations, but not laboratory equipment for all students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Representing knowledge in multiple ways
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, beliefs pre/post examsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research conducted by someone other than developersReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods Peer Instruction, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, CAE TPS, MBL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Developer(s) David Sokoloff and Ron Thornton
Website http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001706.html