Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

A guided-inquiry, conceptual physical science course intended for teaching in a lecture-style environment, e.g. classes with large enrollment.

Type of Method Full curriculum
Level Designed for: Teacher PreparationReferences coming soon, Intro College ConceptualReferences coming soon
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Clickers / polling method, Projector, Computers for students, Cost for students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Making real-world connections
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, beliefs about physicsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, beliefs pre/post examsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods PhET, JiTT, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CPU, Clickers
Similar Methods PET, PSET
Developer(s) Fred Goldberg, Stephen Robinson, Edward Price, Rebecca Kruse, Danielle Boyd Harlow and Michael McKean
Website http://cpucips.sdsu.edu/leps/