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2-D Collision of Pucks -- Center of Mass Velocity
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This lab uses Tracker video analysis software to measure and analyze the ...

This lab uses Tracker video analysis software to measure and analyze the center of mass of a system of two pucks during a two-dimensional collision. Students measure the initial and final velocity vector for each puck and calculate the center-of-mass velocity of the system before and after the collision and show that it is constant. Tracker can automatically calculate and mark the center of mass in each frame, so it is easy to see that the center of mass velocity is constant and calculate its value from graphs of center-of-mass variables. The zip file contains the lab handout, a video showing a 2-D collision of pucks, and the Tracker file. The video copyright is Flashmedia. To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from <a href="http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/">http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/</a>. Tracker is free. The videos can be used with other video analysis software; however, the handout has screen captures from Tracker and instructions specifically written for Tracker.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Aaron Titus
AAPT 2012 Conference Presentation: Physics Educators as Designers of Simulations
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Talk FC06 in the "Computational and Online Tools for Teaching Physics" session ...

Talk FC06 in the "Computational and Online Tools for Teaching Physics" session highlights the Open Source Physics (OSP) community of educators that engage, enable and empower teachers as learners so that we create DIY technology tools-simulation for inquiry learning. We learn through Web 2 online collaborative means to develop simulations together with reputable physicists through the open source digital library. By examining the open source codes of the simulation through the Easy Java Simulation (EJS) toolkit, we are able make sense of the physics from the computational models created by practicing physicists. We will share newer (2010-present) simulations that we have remixed from existing library of simulations models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics. We hope other teachers would find these simulations useful and remix them that suit their own context and contribute back to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world.

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Computing and Information
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Loo Kang Wee
Absolute Zero: Science Educator's Guide
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This guide provides recommendations for curricular modules on low temperature physics. Designed ...

This guide provides recommendations for curricular modules on low temperature physics. Designed for teachers and informal educators of middle school students. this guide complements the Absolute Zero Community Education Outreach Guide. Suggestions on leading discussions, increasing student participation, and the use of inquiry are included. This material is related to a two-part public broadcasting special, Absolute Zero, produced by Meridian Productions and Windfall Films. Absolute Zero is underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is based largely on Tom Shachtman’s acclaimed book, Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Active Learning
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This site from SERC's Starting Point explains that active learning is a ...

This site from SERC's Starting Point explains that active learning is a student centered approach in which the responsibility for learning is placed upon the student, often working in collaboration with classmates. Links to examples of Active Learning techniques are included on the site.

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Geoscience
Material Type:
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Mark Francek
Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignment: Electrical Safety 1
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This homework assignment is a realistic problem based on household electrical circuits. ...

This homework assignment is a realistic problem based on household electrical circuits. The user must make estimations of physical parameters from the properties, sizes, and shapes of common objects. Topics covered include Ohm's Law, resistivity, capacitance, alternating current, and circuits.

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Education
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Edward F. Redish
Patrick Cooney
Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments
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This resource is a collection of introductory physics homework assignments developed as ...

This resource is a collection of introductory physics homework assignments developed as an alternative to traditional textbook exercises. These assignments were designed for use with the Activity-Based Physics instructional method (ABP). Students use observational skills and mathematical modeling, combined with basic physics, to solve problems related to a single situation, such as riding a bicycle or tailgating while driving. Each assignment integrates a variety of concepts and requires students to establish cause and effect relationships. Assignments are available in the following subject categories: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and waves.

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Technology
Education
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Edward F. Redish
K. Vick
Patrick Cooney
Aligning Simulations with US Teaching Standards
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This paper shows how EJS simulations from the OSP Collection can be ...

This paper shows how EJS simulations from the OSP Collection can be used to support teaching standards in the US. We describe how ComPADRE tools are used to organize and distribute our materials so that they are easy to find, adoptable, adaptable, and coupled with support content for students and teachers.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Francisco Esquembre
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
Aligning Simulations with US Teaching Standards Presentation
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For the past thirty years, U.S. high school science instruction has evolved ...

For the past thirty years, U.S. high school science instruction has evolved toward common teaching standards. Despite this trend, consistent, well organized multimedia-based curricular materials aligned to these standards are not available. In order to address this need, we are creating a suite of interactive simulations using Easy Java Simulations with associated curricular materials and teacher resources. These materials are freely available on the ComPADRE Digital Library and indexed to educational content standards making the materials easy for teachers to find, access, and use.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Francisco Esquembre
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
American Sign Language for Physics
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This page illustrates American Sign Language (ASL) as used for Physics. It ...

This page illustrates American Sign Language (ASL) as used for Physics. It contains a vocabulary list and will display an online video of words used in a typical high school Physics class. It also shows a video demonstration of these words used in an ASL sentence if you click directly on the video clip. You'll need Quicktime to view these videos.

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Education
Physics
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
American Sign Language Library Project
Annenberg Learner Interactives: Ionic Bonding Game
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This interactive game challenges learners to create eight virtual compounds by combining ...

This interactive game challenges learners to create eight virtual compounds by combining individual ions. Each challenge poses a task. Task #1 asks students to make sodium chloride by clicking and dragging the correct cation and anion to the workspace. Task #2 is to make a sodium oxide compound; Task #3 -- create sodium hydroxide. If an incorrect ion is chosen, the game provides immediate feedback. The game is part of a larger interactive module on the Periodic Table. <b><i>Editor's Note:</b> This resource provides opportunity for students to construct meaning from the Periodic Table by building models. It helps them build foundations to understand molecular structure and charge interaction in ionic bonding.</i> This resource is part of <i>Annenberg Media</i>, an organization devoted to distributing educational video programs which are accompanied by web and print materials.

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Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
WNET
Annenberg Media Interactives
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Annenberg Media Projects Learner Online site in 1997 added a section of ...

Annenberg Media Projects Learner Online site in 1997 added a section of online exhibits, an extension of its educational multi-media collection. The first exhibit, The Middle Ages, portrays every day life in Medieval times and contains sections on religion, homes, clothing, health, arts, and town life. Each section provides a short essay and links to related sites, and may also offer an interactive quiz or activity. This is the first of what is to be a series of monthly exhibits aimed at K-12 students and other interested users. Learners of all ages can consult Learner Online for information on Annenberg/CPB projects and can also visit a video preview room (RealPlayer or VDOLive), and consult a guide to math and science reform, and SAMI (Science and Math Initiatives), a "clearinghouse of resources, funding, and curriculum for... math and science teachers."

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Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
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Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Game
Interactive
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Internet Scout Project
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Internet Scout Project
Are You Really Teaching if No One is Learning? How interactive-lecturing can be used to measure and improve student learning.
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This presentation explores the use of interactive learning activities to improve science ...

This presentation explores the use of interactive learning activities to improve science classes. The results of physics and astronomy education research is the foundation for these techniques. Results on studies of learning impact and student attitudes are presented.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Edward E. Prather
Arkansas Conceptual Electricity and Magnetism: Conceptual Inventory Construction and Self-Testing Site
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This web site can be used to access self-tests and build conceptual ...

This web site can be used to access self-tests and build conceptual inventories on topics in electricity and magnetism. The topics covered range from charges and electrostatics to circuits, magnetic fields, and electro-magnetic waves. In self-test mode, a learner can access concept quizzes consisting of 5 multiple choice questions covering a selected topic. Questions are pulled from an extensive question database. These quizzes are graded, solutions provided, and a cumulative score kept for each session. In Concept Inventory mode, an instructor or learner can build concept quizzes from the question database. In building these quizzes, the number of questions, topics covered, and specific questions can all be selected. The resultant quizzes can be printed, solutions created, or downloaded for import into the Blackboard Course Management System.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
John Stewart
BBC Bitesize: Compounds and Mixtures
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This animated tutorial for grades 6-9, published by the British Broadcasting Corporation, ...

This animated tutorial for grades 6-9, published by the British Broadcasting Corporation, explores the molecular basis of compounds and mixtures. It is written in "bite-size" pieces so that adolescent learners can grasp the concepts more easily and connect information with prior knowledge. Each page is supplemented with audio narration and illustrations. Learners will try to fuse or separate elements, giving them insight into the bonding process without introducing advanced vocabulary. They will also view animations of filtration and evaporation. The tutorial ends with a brief quiz that allows students to self-test their understanding.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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General Certificate of Secondary Education Bitesize
Badminton Projectile Motion: Modeling Air Resistance
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Badminton Projectile Motion uses the Tracker video analysis tool to analyze the ...

Badminton Projectile Motion uses the Tracker video analysis tool to analyze the motion of a badminton birdie (or shuttlecock) and then to model the motion to include air resistance. The motion of the birdie is already tracked in the video. Students compare the motion to a model of projectile motion without air resistance and then they modify it to include quadratic drag. The zip file contains the activity handout, two videos and associated Tracker files. The videos included come from the Doane College video library at <a href="http://physics.doane.edu/physicsvideolibrary/default.html#projectile">http://physics.doane.edu/physicsvideolibrary/default.html#projectile</a><br> and YouTube <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzKdQKoNbL">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzKdQKoNbL</a> To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from <a href="http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/">http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/</a>. Tracker is free.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Anne Cox
Bar Graph
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Students learn what bar graphs are used for, how to interpret the ...

Students learn what bar graphs are used for, how to interpret the data presented, and how to organize their own data using bar graphs.

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Computing and Information
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Author:
National Science Foundation
Robert Panoff
Shodor
Build a Wind Turbine
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This hands-on project provides step-by-step instructions for building a vertical axis wind ...

This hands-on project provides step-by-step instructions for building a vertical axis wind turbine in secondary classrooms. The 17-page construction plans may be freely downloaded and are organized for first-time builders. Comprehensive background information on wind energy and renewable energy are provided. Registered teacher-users also have access to supporting lesson plans. All of the materials are readily available in hardware or grocery stores. This resource, which meets multiple national science standards, was developed to spark students' interest in learning more about renewable energy sources and the science and engineering principles that underlie the harnessing of renewable power. <i>Editor's Note: Wind turbines work by using an internal generator to convert the mechanical energy of the spinning turbine shaft into electricity. This particular project is modeled after the Savonius rotor system, which uses uses drag -- not lift -- to capture energy for making electricity. Although it isn't as efficient as a conventional horizontal axis turbine, it is much easier to build.</i>

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE Classroom-Ready Resources
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
CASES Online: A Tale of Two Charges
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This item is a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activity for high school physics ...

This item is a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activity for high school physics that presents the task of writing a 21st Century encyclopedia article about Coulomb's Law. The article must be scientifically accurate and provide links to digital media that illustrate the concept (animations, simulations, computer models). Teacher-generated ideas are kept to a minimum, challenging students to locate, analyze, and evaluate resources themselves. CASES Online is a growing collection of inquiry-based lessons developed to explore the science behind real-world problems. More than 200 cases are available, covering all strands of the sciences. The cases are grounded in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL) pedagogy.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Brian Heglund
Sean Lynch
CASES Online: Creating Active Student Engagement in the Sciences
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Published by Emory University, this site is a collection of ˘ď‹ďĐinquiry-based lessons ...

Published by Emory University, this site is a collection of ˘ď‹ďĐinquiry-based lessons to engage K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students in exploring the science behind real-world problems.˘ď‹ď Though most cases here are geared toward high school and middle school students, many can be easily adapted for an early undergraduate audience. Cases are indexed by topic: anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, health science, life science, mathematics, microbiology, physical science, and physics. Free registration is required, but the quality of the resources makes it worth the time as many include both teacher guides and student materials to download. This site would be very helpful for science educators looking for new and accessible materials to use in their classrooms.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education