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Supporting Education with Online Computational Physics Resources

National Institute of Education, Singapore Event
Nov 25, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014 in Singapore

A presentation at the International Science Education Conference 2014 that describes how Open Source Physics materials are used in the Davidson College curriculum to motivate and engage students in computational physics modeling.  In addition to learning to program, students are required to write and communicate, to develop their graphical design skills, and to apply mathematical reasoning to complex problems.  We will demonstrate how physics can be taught by modeling, and how this approach helps to deepen the understanding of the underlying physical principles while supporting computational thinking. Examples are available in the ComPADRE National Science Digital Library:


OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
STP Book