A Course for Elementary Education Majors Keith Sturgess, Ph.D. Mary Cosgrove Assistant Professor of Physics Assistant Professor of Biology The College of Saint Rose The College of Saint Rose Albany, New York Albany, New York. Problem Based Learning in the Physical Sciences.
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Keith Sturgess, Ph.D. Mary CosgroveAssistant Professor of Physics Assistant Professor of BiologyThe College of Saint Rose The College of Saint Rose Albany, New York Albany, New York
* The last 2 objective come from SENCER Ideals http://www.sencer.net/About/pdfs/SENCERIdeals.pdf
Use of Computer Data Acquisition systems (Pasco) to do experiments for students in real-time to confront their misconceptions.Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILD)
The Value of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations experiments for students in real-time to confront their misconceptions.
Comparing performance on a force concept inventory (FCI) question with and without ILDs
In the following figure, Student A has a mass of 75 kg and student B has a mass of 57 kg. They sit in identical office chairs facing each other. Student A places his bare feet on the knees of student B as shown. Student A then suddenly pushes outward with both his feet, causing both chairs to move.
During the push, and while the two students are still touching one another,
1. Neither student exerts a force on the other.
2. Student A exerts a force on B, but student B does not exert any force on A.
3. Each student exerts a force on the other, but student B exerts a larger force.
4. Each student exerts a force on the other, but student A exerts a larger force.
5. Each student exerts the same amount of force on the other.