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Abstract Title: Including evidence in lecture-format courses: comparing videos and hands-on experiments and simulations
Abstract: Many physics curricula include a focus on students' use of evidence to develop physics ideas. Our curriculum development efforts have explored how to include a focus on using evidence to develop ideas in a large, lecture format course. In this paper, we compare two approaches: (1) showing students videos of experiments and/or screencasts of simulations, and (2) having students perform experiments and/or work with simulations themselves. We compare the features and limitations of each approach, and describe best practices for effective use of hands-on activities in lecture-settings. We provide examples of students' engagement in science practices during hands-on activities, and report on students' perception of the two approaches.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Edward Price
California State University San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
and Co-Presenter(s)
Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University
Steve Robinson, Tennessee Technological University
Danielle Harlow, University of California Santa Barbara
Michael McKean, SDSU Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education
Kornel Czarnocki, California State University San Marcos
Steven Keene, California State University San Marcos

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