PICUP Workshop ISAAPT Spring 2022 Meeting

Friday, April 8

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I. Introductions and Workshop Goals

II. Why Computation?


III. Survey and samples of computational tools appropriate for Introductory Physics


Spreadsheet Slides

Sample Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet Resources from PICUP 2021 Virtual Worskhop: https://www.compadre.org/PICUP/events/2021VirtualWorkshop/schedule.cfm?S=1

Spreadsheets in Intro Physics Labs: https://www.compadre.org/PICUP/resources/Entry.cfm?ID=120053

Trinket and Glowscript



Trinket HW Examples

Baseball (Larry Engelhardt, Francis Marion U.); Trinket link: https://trinket.io/glowscript/4860494cd2

Falling Sphere (Marie Lopez del Puerto, U. St. Thomas); Trinket link: https://trinket.io/glowscript/8fffadc105

Some other Trinket/Glowscript Resources:

Brian Lane's "Let's Code Physics" YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LetsCodePhysics

PICUP Exercise Set: https://www.compadre.org/PICUP/exercises/exercise.cfm?I=130&A=gsvpythonintro

Trinket/Glowscript Resources from PICUP 2021 Virtual Worskhop: https://www.compadre.org/PICUP/events/2021VirtualWorkshop/schedule.cfm?S=1

Use of Glowscript in Intro Physics at Michigan State: List of Glowscript Activities in Physics for Engineers



Chris Orban's "STEM Coding" YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXxg0QcUky0d0C20Ua35dyQ

IV. Overview of PICUP and gopicup.org

gopicup.org aka compadre.org/PICUP/

V. Importance of Learning Goals and Computational Activity Implementation

Learning Goals

Things to Consider: Falling Sphere Example

Examples of Learning Goals from PICUP Exercise Sets

Computation Implementation Space

VI. Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Computational Activities into Introductory Courses

Benefits and Challenges for Integrating Computational Activities into Physics Courses

VII. Post-Workshop Support

Future Workshops and Other Events

Submit Materials to PICUP Collections: Exercise Sets (peer-reviewed) and Faculty Commons (non peer-reviewed)

Join PICUP Slack Team

PICUP Webinars