Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Laboratory activities that use MBL tools to develop both a conceptual understanding and quantitative laboratory skills.  Each guide consists of a series of guided investigations suitable for either the high school or introductory college laboratory. For a more complete set of materials that incorporate activities from Tools for Scientific Thinking, see RealTime Physics

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, High School
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Computers for student use in class, Lab equipment for student use - professional, Cost for students, Tables arranged for group work
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
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, TEFA, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods ILDs, RealTime Physics, SDI Labs, MBL, SCL
Developer(s) Ron Thornton and David Sokoloff
Website http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/Active_Learning.html