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References and Resources


Angelo, Thomas A and Patricia Cross. 1993. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Second Edition) Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco

Bransford, John D., A.L. Brown and R.R. Cocking. 2000. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School. National Academy Press. Washington, DC.

Brasell, H., 1987, The effect of real-time laboratory graphing on learning graphic representations of distance and velocity: Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v. 24, p. 385-395.

Bruff, Derek. 2009. Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning EnvironmentsJossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco.

Couch, Catherine, Adam P. Fagen, J. Paul Callan, and Eric Mazur, 2004. "Classroom demonstrations: Learning tools or entertainment?" American Journal of Physics.Volume 72, Issue 6, pp. 835-838.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein, 2009. They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Second Edition) WW Norton.

Liew, Chong-Wah and Treagust, D.F. 1998. The Effectiveness of Predict-Observe-Explain Tasks in Diagnosing Students' Understanding of Science and in Identifying Their Levels of Achievement. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13 - 17)

Loverude, M.E. 2009. A research-based interactive lecture demonstration on sinking and floating American Journal of Physics, Volume 77, Issue 10, pp. 897-901.

Mestre, Jose 2005 Transfer of Learning from a Modern Multidisciplinary Perspective.Information Age Pubiishing, Greenwich, CT.

National Research Council (2005) How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom.Washington, D.C.

O'Brien, T. 1991. The Science and Art of Science Demonstrations. J. Chem Ed., v. 68: p. 933-936.

Redish and Hammer, 2009 "Reinventing college physics for biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum" American Journal of Physics 77:7 pp. 629-642.

Schwartz, Daniel L and John D. Bransford A 1998. "Time For Telling" Cognition & Instruction, 16 (4) pp. 475-523.

Schwartz, Daniel L. and Taylor Martin 2004. "Inventing to Prepare for Future Learning" Cognition and Instruction 22 (2) 129-184.

Sokoloff, D. R., and Thornton, R. K., 1997, Using Interactive Lecture Demonstrations to Create an Active Learning Environment Phys. Teacher, v. 35, 340.

Thornton, R. K. 2008. Effective Learning Environments for Computer Supported Instruction in the Physics Classroom and Laboratory. in Vicentini, M and Sassi, E. Connecting Research in Physics Education with Teacher Education. International Commission on Physics Education.

Thornton, R.K. and Sokoloff, D. R.1998. Assessing Student Learning of Newton's Laws: the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation and Evaluation of Active Learning Laboratory and Lecture Curricula. Amer. J. of Physics v. 66:4 338.

Palmer, D. (1995). The POE in the primary school: An evaluation. Research in Science Education, 25 (3), 323-332.


University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group. Interactive Lecture Demonstrations at

Dr. Jeff Barker of SUNY Binghamton has developed a series of demonstrations of geophysical principles (more info) for an introductory geology class. Topics include seismic waves, density, rheology, and Earth's magnetic field.

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