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Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Weight of Gold part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Question Let's suppose that you have a shoe box full of water (the box is waterproof, of course). The shoe box weighs about 9 kg (19.8 pounds). Suppose you emptied the box and filled it completely with rock ...

Visualizing Sun Position of the Seasons part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples

The goal of the exercise is to help students visualize and better understand how the sun changes apparent position over the course of the seasons.

Sonar Demonstration -- Human Sound Wave part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Activities

Sonar technology allowed scientists to produce high-resolution maps of the sea floor for the first time. This sonar demonstration uses a Human Sound Wave to image the "sea floor" in a lecture hall. In ...

Measuring voltage and current in a DC circuit part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

These exercises target student misconceptions about how to properly measure voltage and current in simple DC circuits by letting them investigate different meter arrangements without fear of damaging equipment. ...

Science on a Skateboard - Applications of Newton's Third Law part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

A think, pair, share activity with Socratic questioning to help students begin to understand rocket propulsion. -

Learning to Think about Gravity II: Aristotle to Einstein part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

The purpose of this exercise is to learn how to think about gravity, learn about scientific methodology, and transition from the Aristotelian to Newtonian to Einsteinian understanding of gravity. -

Concept Questions for the Photoelectric Effect with Interactive Simulation part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

These are interactive lecture-demonstration questions probe student understanding of fundamental concepts in the photoelectric effect. -

Interactive Lecture Questions for Single Slit Diffraction part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This is a set of interactive lecture demonstration questions designed to probe student understanding of single-slit diffraction. -

Work: pre, during and post class questions part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This series of questions before instruction, in-class peer instruction, and post-instruction allow students to iterate and improve their understanding of work incrementally. -

Think-Pair-Share Analysis of the Operation of a Metal Detector part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

The activity presents a Think-Pair-Share analysis of a metal detector including a simulation. -

Learning to Think about Gravity: Newtons's Theory part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

The purpose of this exercise is to learn how to think about gravity, learn about scientific methodology, and transition from the Aristotelian to the Newtonian understanding of gravity. -

The Transformer: Simulation Lecture Demo part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

The activity presents an interactive lecture demonstration of the operation of a transformer using a simulation. -

Models of the Hydrogen Atom part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

In this interactive lecture, models of the hydrogen atom are explored using an online Java applet. The exploration leads to qualitative and quantitative analysis of energy transitions. -

Rutherford's Model of the Atom part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Students are asked think-pair-share questions to predict the interaction of alpha particles fired toward the nucleus of an atom. An online applet is used to illustrate the interaction and test students' ideas ...

Modeling emf, Potential Difference, and Internal Resistance part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Through class discussion and think-pair-share questions, this activity helps students come to understand the difference between emf and potential difference in electrical circuits. These concepts are broached ...

Helping Students Discover Total Internal Reflection part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Students learn the basic relationship of Snell's Law, practice applying it to a situation, then are given another situation where it "doesn't work."??? This situation turns out to be one in ...

Will the egg break? part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This is a discrepant event that can be used to help students understand applications of the momentum-impulse theorem. Students are first asked to predict and hypothesize what will happen when an egg is thrown into ...

Properties of Electrostatic Charge: Interactive Lecture Demonstration part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples

This activity is an interactive lecture demonstration format which can be used to teach the first lesson of electrostatics. Students will investigate conservation of charge, charge by contact, polarization of charge and charge by induction.

The Magic of Optics: Now you see it, now you don't part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples

A magical demonstration where a Pyrex tube vanishes in a beaker of mineral oil. Useful demonstration to introduce to concept of refraction (and/or partial reflection).

Introduction to Torques: A Question of Balance, Featuring the Sledge Hammer of the Sierra Madre part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples

Interactive Lecture Demonstrations to illustrate the nature of torques and on the balancing of torques in static equilibrium.