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An Interactive Study: Laws of Conservation of Mass and Definite Proportions
This activity seeks to have students model the process of science by recording quantitative and qualitative attributes of reactants and products in three separate experiments with the purpose of examining the relationship between the original reactant(s) to the final product(s). Students record the mass and volume of reactants and products and independently calculate mathematical relationships between the reactant(s) and product(s). They also record their observations of any physical changes that occur.
Design a Paper Car: Exploring the Scientific Method
An engineering design project modified to teach the scientific methos, promote team-builing, and engage students at the beginning of a physics course.
Introductory Astronomy: Syllabus and Study Guides
An integrated lecture-lab introductory astronomy course with topics limited primarily to the nature and evolution of stars. Also included is the changing appearance of the night sky with time and place, the nature ...
Natural Science for Non-Science Majors
Natural Science is an interdisciplinary course targeted for non-science majors. Science content includes The Nature of Science, The Physical World, Chemistry, Biology, and Geology. There will be an emphasis on ...
Conservation of angular momentum...see it, feel it, a simple, seat of the pants demonstration
Students explore angular momentum using a rotating chair and their own bodies.
Survey of Science
This course uses the vast field of science to illustrate the scientific method. It begins with the scientific method, the basic laws of motion and thermodynamics. We then move on to how these concepts apply to ...
Introductory level astronomy. The course focuses not only the science of astronomy but also on how astronomers learn about the night sky. Students spend considerable time with data, both raw (which in astronomy is ...
Error and the Nature of Science
Understanding the nature of science, especially how scientists err, is an essential tool for assessing the reliability and scope of scientific claims perceiving the scope of these claims making personal and public ...
How to use the HR diagram
Astronomy students learn how to use the Hertsprung-Russel diagram by plotting stellar data. HR diagram then reveals evolutionary stage of stars.
Newton's 2nd law: Inquiry approach
In this lab activity, students independently test Newton's ideas on the nature of motion. Students focus on how they would design a procedure to test Newton's hypothesis and then communicate that idea to others.