Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Comprehensive learning system for introductory Physics that engages students in experiences that mirror experiences of practicing scientists.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, High School
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate Undergraduate, Advanced Undergraduate, Graduate, Astronomy, Other Science, Any
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon, Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon, LabReferences coming soon, StudioReferences coming soon
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Projector in class, Lab equipment for student use - professional, Cost for students
Skills Designed for: Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon, Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Think like a scientistReferences coming soon, Reflecting on one's own learningReferences coming soon, Laboratory skillsReferences coming soon, Representing knowledge in multiple waysReferences coming soon, Designing experimentsReferences coming soon, AutonomyReferences coming soon, Coherent framework for physics, Self-confidence around physics
Can be adapted for: Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Enjoyment of physics
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon, traditional problem-solving abilityReferences coming soon, laboratory skillsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, problem-solving pre/post examsReferences coming soon, beliefs pre/post examsReferences coming soon, student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon, analysis of written workReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods PhET, JiTT, Physlets, SCALE-UP, Modeling, OSP, LA Program, MBL, CPU, PUM, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods PUM
Developer(s) Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen
Website http://www.islephysics.net/