Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Worksheets for use in lecture. Students predict results of demos, discuss in small groups, observe results, compare with predictions and explain.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: High School
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Cost for students, Laboratory equipment for instructor to do demonstrations, but not laboratory equipment for all students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Using multiple representations
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: conceptual understandingReferences coming soon
Studied using: research at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research by multiple groupsReferences coming soon, peer-reviewed publicationReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods Peer Instruction, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, CAE TPS, MBL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Developer(s) David Sokoloff and Ron Thornton
Website http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001706.html
Intro Article Use of interactive lecture demonstrations: A ten year study