Work: pre, during and post class questions
This activity has benefited from input through a review and suggestion process.
This activity has benefited from input from faculty educators beyond the author through a review and suggestion process as a part of an activity development workshop. Workshop participants were provided with a set of criteria against which they evaluated each others' activities. For information about the criteria used for this review, see http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/compadre/devactivities/reviewcriteria.html.
This page first made public: Jul 29, 2007
This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project
This series of questions begins with two questions to be done before class, either as JiTT or homework. Students are then prepared to come to class and engage in in-class peer instruction, building an understanding of the concept of work. This is pulled together by an after-class question that can be used as a homework question or a small-group discussion in a smaller class setting, such as a lab/discussion section, or a small lecture section.
Context for Use
This can be done using from very little technology (show of hands, flash cards) up to an infrared student response system.
Students should have an introduction to work from the reading done with the pre-class questions.