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About this Project

The Direct Measurement Video project aims to improve physics education by engaging students with high-quality videos of real-world physics phenomena. The project team strives to produce useful, interesting videos and companion teaching materials for educators to use in the classroom, laboratory or as homework.

Project Leaders

Peter Bohacek, Henry Sibley High School
Matthew Vonk, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Ellen Iverson, Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Carleton College
Karin Kirk, Independent Web Designer and Educational Consultant

Funding

This project is supported by the following grants:

National Science Foundation grant 1245268 through TUES Type 1 program.

Meggers Project Award, 2013, administered through American Institute of Physics

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies.

Presentations, Publications, and Press

Bohacek, Peter, Integrating Direct Measurement Video into Physics Teaching, Invited talk, Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, July 2013

Peter Bohacek was awarded a 2014 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement. The award was granted for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to student learning via his new curriculum based on the Direct Measurement Video project. He is one of two recipients of the award, which recognizes exemplary teachers who support, inspire and assist students to attain greater learning as evidenced by student achievement. Press release

Sibley High teacher captures physics on film Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nov. 23, 2013

Additional Support

This project is supported by the following organizations:

PASCO generously provided lab equipment.

CAN Superconductors generously provided high-temperature super conductor sample material

Dr. John Risley, founder and CEO of WebAssign provided early encouragement and financial support for this project.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies.

DMV Labs

We're always working on new ideas and methods for using Direct-Measurement Videos. If you'd like to look at prototypes and ideas, try this link. Please be aware that these prototypes are constantly changing as we experiment.


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