Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Small, flexible, educational physics applets that use simple graphics to convey only salient features of physical phenomena; modifiable and adaptable.

Type of Method Computer simulations
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Upper-level UndergraduateReferences coming soon, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate
Can be adapted for: Teacher Prep Course, High School
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
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Projector, Computers for students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon, Using multiple representations
Can be adapted for: Lab skills, Designing experiments
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, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, Modeling, OSP, 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, PI QM, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, MOP, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods PhET, OSP, CPU
Developer(s) Wolfgang Christian
Website http://www.compadre.org/physlets