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 Prep Course, Teacher Professional Development, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate, Upper-level Undergraduate, Graduate School, 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, Advanced lab equipment, Cost for students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon, Lab skillsReferences coming soon, Using multiple representationsReferences coming soon, Designing experimentsReferences coming soon, MetacognitionReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Making real-world connections
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, problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon, lab skillsReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, analysis of written workReferences coming soon, research 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/