Interactive Lecture Demonstrations, Active Learning in Introductory Physics
September 2006, ©2004
ILDs can be used within the traditional structure of an introductory physics course. All of the printed materials needed to implement them are included in this book.
· Department: Physics
· Course Name: Algebra Based or Calculus Based Introductory Physics
· Course Level: Freshman/Sophomore
The Eight Step Interactive Lecture Demonstration Procedure
Section II: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in Mechanics
KIN1 Kinematics 1--Human Motion
KIN2 Kinematics 2--Motion of Carts
N1&2 Newton's 1st & 2nd Laws
N3 Newton's 3rd Law
PROJ Projectile Motion
ENER Energy of a Cart on a Ramp
ROTM Rotational Motion
FLUS Fluid Statics
Section III: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in Oscillations and Waves
SHM Simple Harmonic Motion
Section IV: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in Heat and Thermodynamics
INHT Introduction to Heat and Temperature
SPHT Specific Heat
HTPC Heat and Phase Changes
HENG Heat Engine
Section V: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in Electricity and Magnetism
EFFP Electrostatic Field, Force and Potential
INDC Introduction to DC Circuits
SPC Series and Parallel Circuits
RCC RC Circuits
EMIN Electromagnetic Induction
ACC AC Circuits
Section VI: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in Light and Optics
RRLT Reflection and Refraction of Light
IMFL Image Formation with Lenses
POL Polarized Light
Appendix A: Interactive Lecture Demonstration Experiment Configuration Files
· Engage students to probe their understandings of basic physics concepts.
· Use a learning cycle based on physics education research including prediction, observation, and comparison with the results of real physics experiments.
· Includes student prediction and results sheets that can be copied and distributed to your students, teachers guides with equipment and setup details, and teacher presentation notes to guide your classroom presentations.
· Is compatible with most computer data acquisition hardware and software.