Robert Beichner

Provost's Office

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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NCSU Calculus-based Intro Physics part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Studio Teaching in the Geosciences:Examples
This is a two semester sequence (four credit-hour per semester), calculus-based physics course that is required for all NCSU students majoring in engineering. The first semester covers basic mechanics and properties of matter. The second deals with electricity and magnetism, extending it to the role of electrons in matter. We emphasize the fact that there are only a small number of fundamental principles that underlie the behavior of matter and that these powerful principles can be used to construct models explaining a wide variety of physical phenomena. It is taught in a studio classroom that was carefully designed to facilitate collaborative learning. For a quick introduction to the SCALE-UP (Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) project, visit our FAQs page.

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SCALE-UP part of Pedagogies of Engagement: Resource Collections:SCALE-UP
Developed by Bob Beichner (North Carolina State University) and Sharon Isern (Florida Gulf Coast University) What is SCALE-UP? SCALE-UP is a Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs. ...