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The Physics Source is a collection of resources for introductory college level physics courses. It includes curriculum, curriculum support material, reference material, and pedagogical and physics education research inspired content.

The Source relies on you, the community of teachers, to expand and maintain its holdings.

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Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Physics
Direct Measurement Videos encourage active learning in introductory physics classes. Students can analyze real-world behavior using physics concepts and measurement tools included in the video. This material includes best practices for using these videos, a library of videos, and example class activities.
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SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs
The Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Project has established a model for a highly collaborative, hands-on, computer-rich, interactive learning environment for large-enrollment courses.
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Latest Source Materials

Mar 2 Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball
Feb 10 University of Pittsburgh: PER Publications, Tools, and Strategies
Feb 10 Hands-on Problems focusing on Physics Concepts
Feb 10 Web-based Interactive Problem Solving Tutorials for Introductory Physics

Physics for Life
Sciences Project Wiki

Community project to update physics for the life sciences
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PER User's Guide

Evidence-based methods for teaching physics.
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March 4th History

1835: Giovanni Schiaparelli, an Italian astronomer, was born. He believed he had observed canals on Mars in 1877, which inspired the popular belief that intelligent life existed on that pla We now know Schiaparelli's observations were erroneous.
Source: Physics Infomall.