Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Lab activities to collect and present data graphically in real time, giving an intuitive sense of physics concepts that can't be observed directly.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, High School
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon, StudioReferences coming soon, Lecture - Large (30+ students)
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Recitation/Discussion Session
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Computers for students, Advanced lab equipment
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Using multiple representationsReferences coming soon, Lab skills
Can be adapted for: Designing experiments
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, 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, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, Modeling, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, ISLE, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, CPU, SCL, TEFA, EiP, Tools for Scientific Thinking, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods ILDs, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, ABP Tutorials, EiP, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Website http://physicsed.buffalostate.edu/danowner/whyMBL.html