Lecture Demonstrations and the Force Concept Inventory. Brian Andersson Physics Education Seminar 3/25/05. Motivation. I was curious to see how demos impact student learning. Is there any reason to believe demos have an impact on FCI scores? Is there enough data to say one way or the other?.
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Physics Education Seminar
American Journal of Physics65:1, 14 (1997)
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Students often comment that they find lecture demonstrations interesting. But, do these “interesting” demonstrations help students understand physics, or are they just something cool to see? Using readily available data, can we determine any connection linking lecture demonstrations to student learning? In this talk, I will discuss my search for relationships between different measures of student understanding and the use of standard lecture demonstrations in large introductory physics classes.