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Learning About Teaching Physics: Do students learn from classroom demonstrations? 

written by Dr. Stephanie Chasteen
consultant: Eric Mazur and Catherine H. Crouch

Physics is the study of nature. So, physics classes typically include demonstrations of how those laws of nature play out, often in surprising ways. But do students see what we intend them to see? In this episode, we find out what the research says about classroom demos, and how to help students get the most out of them.

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Thanks to Eric Mazur of Harvard University and Catherine Crouch of Swarthmore College for their participation in this podcast.

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Last Modified July 16, 2011