“Inquiry-Based Honors Physics Labs” by Border, Batell and McCoy

  • ©Peter M. Border, Brian Batell, and B. McCoy

Conference:


Title:

    Inquiry-Based Honors Physics Labs

Presenter(s):



Abstract:


    We report on a new set of laboratories for our Freshman Honors Physics Course. The new labs are inquiry-based, and allow students to design, execute and analyze their own experiments. The students usually analyzed their experiments by simulating them, using realistic motion techniques in python or spreadsheets. Students presented their finished analyses to the rest of the class with Microsoft PowerPoint. The labs were quite successful, though we did not do any rigorous assessment.


PDF:



ACM Digital Library Publication:



Type: