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Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics: Project Report part of Web Resource Collection

This pdf file is the January 2003 report for project Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics (SPIN-UP), a physics community effort organized by the National Task Force on ...
Subject: Education, Physics
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

Cosmic Catastrophes part of Web Resource Collection

This homepage for a freshman astronomy class provides a detailed syllabus and clearly defined learning goals for students, not only about astronomy and the universe, but about how we make choices, as ...
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Physics:Astronomy
Resource Type: Course Information

Vectors and slope stability part of Web Resource Collection

This activity is designed to teach students with little or no experience with vectors, free-body diagrams, or the like to apply vectors to slope stability problems. Students first learn the basic ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Physics
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity

Visionlearning Library part of Web Resource Collection

At Visionlearning, we've developed a set of peer-reviewed materials for learning science including modular readings, interactive multimedia, and a glossary - all available for free on the web in both ...
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Library Science, Mathematics, Geoscience, Biology
Resource Type: Assessments, Pedagogic Resources, :Collection, Assessments:On line

HydroViz part of Web Resource Collection

HydroViz is an educational 'virtual' hydrologic observatory developed for a 'real' watershed. It is based on integration of field data, remote sensing observations and computer simulations of ...
Subject: Physics:Other Sciences:Engineering, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual

Radiating Volcanic Migrations: An example from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. part of Web Resource Collection

The authors of this online article, published on the mantleplumes.org website, examine the temporal and spatial trends in the eruption sequence of large igneous provinces in the Pacific Northwest to ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps

Teaching Physics: Figuring Out What Works part of Print Resource Collection
The authors assert that physics education research, a growing subfield of physics, helps educators understand what students learn in physics courses and how to make sense of what physics students do ...

Subject: Physics:Education Practices:Pedagogy, Education:Assessment, Physics:Education Practices:Curriculum Development, Instructional Material Design, Physics:Education Foundations:Assessment of Students, Achievement
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Individual differences in solving physics problems part of Print Resource Collection
This chapter examines the nature of skill and expertise through the detailed analysis of a study that captures the processes an expert subject and a novice subject use to solve simple kinematics ...

Subject: Education, Physics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Naive Theories of Motion part of Print Resource Collection
This chapter discusses knowledge of motion gained by experience, or naive theories of motion, and how experiential knowledge interacts with knowledge gained in the classroom. It describes research ...

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Research on conceptual understanding in mechanics part of Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses research on the learning and teaching of some basic physics mechanics concepts. Several specific examples from representative investigations are presented in order to illustrate ...

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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