Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Open source code libraries, tools, and compiled simulations. Collection includes curriculum resources for physics, computation, and computer modeling.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Computer simulations
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Intermediate, Upper-level Undergraduate, Graduate School
Can be adapted for: High SchoolReferences coming soon, Teacher Prep Course, Teacher Professional Development
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Lab, Homework, Studio
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical, Astronomy
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Projector, Computers for students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lab skills
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
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, Modeling, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, ISLE, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, PET, PSET, LEPS, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, New Model Course, CPU, SCL, TEFA, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, IQP, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Energy Project, SGSI, Paradigms, PUM, EiP, Tools for Scientific Thinking, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, MOP
Similar Methods PhET, Physlets, CPU
Developer(s) Wolfgang Christian, Douglas Brown, Fransisco Esquembre
Website http://www.compadre.org/OSP/