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This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics. ...

This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics. It contains 18 drawings of a block-like object. The object is depicted both at rest and in various types of motion. Differing forces are applied to the block, and students are asked to sketch all the forces acting on the object, as well as the appropriate vector arrows. This assessment was developed to accompany a related educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS</b> on this page for a link to the educator's guide. This item is part of a larger collection of resources and pedagogic materials developed by the Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University.

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Jane Jackson
Larry Dukerich
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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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Edward F. Redish
Patrick Cooney
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This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to ...

This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize Newtons 1st and 3rd laws, using frictionless motion and a spring collision during impact. Using Physics by Inquiry instructional (PbI) strategy, the simulation and its problem based inquiry worksheet aim to enhance learning of these two Newtonian concepts. We report results from Experimental (N=62 students) and Control (N=67) Groups in 11 multiple choice questions pre and post tests, conducted by three teachers in the school. Results suggest, at 95 percent confidence level, significant improvement for concept of Newtons 1st Law while not so for Newtons 3rd Law. A Focus Group Discussion revealed students confirming the usefulness of the EJS model in visualizing the 1st Law while not so much for the 3rd Law. We speculate the design ideas for constant velocity motion in the computer model coupled with the PbI worksheet did allow for making sense and experiencing of the 1st Law, where traditional pen-paper representations could not.

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Khoon Song Aloysius Goh
Kim Wah Yip
Loo Kang Wee
Ping Yong Jeffrey Toh
Sze Yee Lye
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This item is Part 1 of a two-part experiential learning activity for ...

This item is Part 1 of a two-part experiential learning activity for beginning physics students relating to the universal law of gravitation. This scenario involves Spacecraft Galilei, which is orbiting Iris, a planet with a smaller radius and lower mass than Earth. Students must determine the acceleration at orbital height and the force exerted on Galilei in orbit. They will then calculate the gravitational acceleration on the surface of the planet, the force exerted by the planet on a measuring instrument, and the time it takes for that instrument to fall to the planet’s surface. <i>Allow two hours</i> In keeping with Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy, students will separate useful from irrelevant data, then collaborate to apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and links to background information on the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) instructional method. Registered users may also access a teacher's guide. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE</B> for a link to Part 2 of this problem.

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Camil Cyr
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This item is a PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for introductory physics relating ...

This item is a PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for introductory physics relating to conservation of momentum, frictional force, and kinetic energy. This scenario involves a car crash in which a small car is struck broadside by a vehicle of more than double its mass. Students have the task of determining whether either driver engaged in reckless driving. To solve the problem, students work cooperatively to determine the coefficient of friction on the roadway, velocity of each vehicle at the time of the crash, and velocity of the vehicles prior to braking. They will use a combination of strategies: Work-Energy Theorem and kinematic equations. PBL is an instructional method designed to strengthen student competency in reasoning and problem-solving. The activities mirror real scenarios encountered by practicing scientists and engineers. Learners sift through information to separate useful from irrelevant data, locate missing information on their own, and then apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and a password-protected teacher's guide with solutions and tips for instructors.

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Camil Cyr
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The volume advertised on this page contains a set of student workbooks designed to serve as the foundation for a two-semester calculus-based introductory physics course. The course consists of 28 units that interweave text materials with activities that include prediction, qulaitative observation, explanation, equation derivation, mathematical modeling, quantitative experiments, and problem solving. Students use a powerful set of computer tools to record, display, and analyze data, as well as to develop mathematical models of physical phenomena. The design of many of the activities is based on the outcomes of physics education research.

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Priscilla W. Laws
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The Introductory Physics 1D Motion Lab asks students to develop a computer ...

The Introductory Physics 1D Motion Lab asks students to develop a computer model for a ball moving vertically under the influence of gravity. When the file is opened, it is initially programmed with a mass moving at constant velocity. It is assumed that students have first collected data of a basketball or volleyball bouncing under a motion detector. The lab instructions fully explain how to build the computer model using Easy Java Simulations modeling tool. The students will learn how to modify the model to simulate a bouncing ball, define variables, calculate relationships, and change the properties for plotting the graph. The calculus is done for the student. <i>Editor's Note: The Easy Java Simulation tool greatly reduces the amount of programming required to develop computer models. Exercises in student-generated modeling are becoming much more widespread in physics education because of the opportunities for students to test and apply their own prototypes to explain and predict physical phenomena.</i> This resource is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. In order to modify the simulation (and see how it is designed), users must install the <i>Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool</i>. <b>SEE RELATED MATERIALS</b> for a link to install the EJS modeling tool.

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Anne Cox
Mario Belloni
National Science Foundation
Wolfgang Christian
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These materials are developed specifically to accompany PhET's Ramp simulation, which explores ...

These materials are developed specifically to accompany PhET's Ramp simulation, which explores the relationship between applied force, work, and energy. Clicker questions, a lesson plan, and student directions are included. See Related items on this page for a link to "The Ramp" simulation. This item is part of a larger collection of resources developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

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This book is the first volume in a two-volume set of laboratory-based ...

This book is the first volume in a two-volume set of laboratory-based modules in which the emphasis is on the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills. Students work collaboratively in small groups, conduct investigations with simple equipment, and use their observations as a basis for constructing scientific models. These instructional materials are especially appropriate for preparing prospective and practicing teachers to teach physics and physical science at the pre-college level. Modules feature narrative, experiments, problems, and exercises on properties of matter, heat, light, magnets, and astronomy.

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Lillian C. McDermott
University of Washington Physics Education Group
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Advising guidelines put together at the University of Arkansas as the undergraduate ...

Advising guidelines put together at the University of Arkansas as the undergraduate program grew and developed. Presented at the 2012 SPIN-UP conference in Austin and the PhysTEC leadership meeting at the AAPT summer meeting in Edmonton.

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Art Hobson
Gay Stewart
Lin Oliver
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This discussion from the 2006 PTEC conference centers on the role of ...

This discussion from the 2006 PTEC conference centers on the role of experienced K-12 teachers in college and university teacher preparation programs. It covers some of the goals and implementation issues of Teacher-in-Residence programs.

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David Buck-Moyer
Drew Isola
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The EJS Workshop Report held at MPTL 14 in Udine Italy provides ...

The EJS Workshop Report held at MPTL 14 in Udine Italy provides an introduction to Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and the Open Source Physics (OSP) Collection on ComPADRE. The workshop was divided into three different threads designed to address the needs of beginning EJS users, EJS programmers, and teachers searching for material in the digital library. The report describes the basics of running, modifying, and accessing EJS models and the associated curricular material stored within ComPADRE.

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Bruce Mason
Francisco Esquembre
Wolfgang Christian
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The Authoring Curricular Material Chapeter of the OSP User’s Guide describes Launcher ...

The Authoring Curricular Material Chapeter of the OSP User’s Guide describes Launcher and LaunchBuilder and shows how these programs are used to author, organize, and run Java-based curricular material. In order for most instructors to use OSP material in their courses (or in their educational, experimental, or theoretical research), the various physical models already available must be easily accessible, modifiable, and distributable. The paradigm for authoring, organizing, and running curricular material described in this Chapter uses the Launcher and LaunchBuilder programs to accomplish this goal.

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This is a set of resource materials for second-semester introductory physics, developed ...

This is a set of resource materials for second-semester introductory physics, developed at the University of Virginia. The unifying theme of the course is applying Newton’s Laws to a small segment of a large system to find laws governing the system as a whole. Resources include complete lecture notes, demonstrations, links to related interactive simulations, problem sets/study sheets for students, and downloadable animated spreadsheets. Physics 152 covers topics that include gravity, waves and oscillations, fluids, heat, and thermodynamics. It is intended for prospective physics majors or students who have some preparation in the fundamentals of calculus.

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Michael Fowler
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The Tracker Chapter of the OSP User's Guide provides documentation and examples ...

The Tracker Chapter of the OSP User's Guide provides documentation and examples of using Tracker, a video analysis tool with dynamical modeling. This includes a summary of features and options, help with navigation as well as details on building customized tracks for designing experiments using Tracker.

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Douglas Brown
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This text provides a collection of physics demonstrations costing very little to ...

This text provides a collection of physics demonstrations costing very little to produce yet illustrating key concepts in amazingly simple and playful ways. Intended for instructors, students, and curious lay readers, these demonstrations make use of easily accessible, everyday items: food coloring and glycerine swirled and then "unmixed" in a container demonstrate aspects of the entropy law; raw eggs thrown with full force at a sheet but not breaking illustrate Newton's second law (f=ma); and the reflection off a glass Christmas tree ball is the focus of an explanation on "turning the world inside out."

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This web site contains a complete suite of resources suitable for the ...

This web site contains a complete suite of resources suitable for the second semester of an undergraduate electricity and magnetism class. The materials developed include a suite of clicker questions, in-class activities, homework problems, and other assessments. The topics covered include Maxwell's time-dependent equations, AC circuits, conservation laws, electromagnetic waves in vacuum and media, potentials and gauge transformations, radiation & special relativity. This package of course materials also contains implementation guides, an archive of several past E&M II courses at the University of Colorado, and supporting materials such as explicit learning goals, relevant education research articles, and notes on common student difficulties. The materials are available in Word, Powerpoint, and PDF formats to facilitate their adaptation and implementation by others. Assessment materials are available from the authors upon request. The authors of these materials are seeking feedback to help in the refinement and improvement of these course materials and assessments.

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This website provides educational modules and outreach activities based on experiments at ...

This website provides educational modules and outreach activities based on experiments at U.S. universities and laboratories. The teaching modules, available to registered teacher-users, feature topics that include cosmic rays, seismic energy, and experiments currently being conducted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The I2U2 collaboration aims to bring virtual laboratories to teachers, students, and the public, and to promote the public's appreciation of and support for national scientific programs.

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This item is Part 2 of a two-part experiential learning activity for ...

This item is Part 2 of a two-part experiential learning activity for beginning physics students relating to Newton's Second Law and net force. The problem presents a mock space mission, with students trying to land the spacecraft Galilei on planet Iris. They work cooperatively to calculate the velocity required to maintain a stable orbit at 140 km above the planet's surface. They then determine the thrust necessary to decelerate the spacecraft for smooth landing. <i>Allow two hours</i> In keeping with Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy, students will separate useful from irrelevant data, then collaborate to apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and a password-protected teacher's guide with solutions and tips for instructors. (Accessing the teacher's guide requires registration with the authors.) <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE</B> for a link to Part 1 of this problem.

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