Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Design labs in which students work in groups to design an experiment, carry it out, analyze it, and present their results to other groups.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, High School, Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate, Upper-level
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs Advanced lab equipment, Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Lab skillsReferences coming soon, Designing experimentsReferences coming soon, MetacognitionReferences coming soon, Conceptual understanding, engage in sensemaking
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Making real-world connections, Using multiple representations
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: lab skillsReferences coming soon
Studied using: classroom observationsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, TEFA, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods RealTime Physics, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Developer(s) Rebecca Lippmann Kung, Paul Gresser, and Joe Redish
Website http://umdperg.pbworks.com/w/page/10511229/Scientific-Community-Labs