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published by the Emory College Center for Science Education
written by Sean Lynch and Brian Heglund
This item is a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activity for high school physics that presents the task of writing a 21st Century encyclopedia article about Coulomb's Law. The article must be scientifically accurate and provide links to digital media that illustrate the concept (animations, simulations, computer models). Teacher-generated ideas are kept to a minimum, challenging students to locate, analyze, and evaluate resources themselves.  

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Keywords:
Coulomb, ICBL, Investigative Case Based Learning, PBL, Problem Based Learning, charge, charge interaction, electrostatics lesson, group learning, inquiry, performance assessment, real-life problem
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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S. Lynch and B. Heglund, (Emory College Center for Science Education, Atlanta, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/TwoCharges_TG.pdf).
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S. Lynch and B. Heglund, CASES Online: A Tale of Two Charges (Emory College Center for Science Education, Atlanta, 2008), <http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/TwoCharges_TG.pdf>.
APA Format
Lynch, S., & Heglund, B. (2008, September 29). CASES Online: A Tale of Two Charges. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from Emory College Center for Science Education: http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/TwoCharges_TG.pdf
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Lynch, Sean, and Brian Heglund. CASES Online: A Tale of Two Charges. Atlanta: Emory College Center for Science Education, September 29, 2008. http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/TwoCharges_TG.pdf (accessed 1 August 2014).
MLA Format
Lynch, Sean, and Brian Heglund. CASES Online: A Tale of Two Charges. Atlanta: Emory College Center for Science Education, 2008. 29 Sep. 2008. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.cse.emory.edu/cases/cases_materials_download/TwoCharges_TG.pdf>.
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@misc{ Author = "Sean Lynch and Brian Heglund", Title = {CASES Online: A Tale of Two Charges}, Publisher = {Emory College Center for Science Education}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 August 2014}, Month = {September 29, 2008}, Year = {2008} }
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