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July 13–17, 2013
CW08: Pearson: MasteringPhysics
Location: Salon Ballroom I
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Sponsor: Pearson Education
Leader: Will Moore
Please join Will Moore from Pearson Education for a demonstration and
discussion about MasteringPhysics, Pearson’s online homework and tuto-
rial system. MasteringPhysics is designed to improve results by helping
students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from wrong-answer
specific feedback, hints, and a huge variety of educationally effective con-
tent while unrivaled gradebook diagnostics allow an instructor to pinpoint
the weaknesses and misconceptions of their class.
CW09: Perimeter Institute: Hands-On Wave-Particle
Location: Galleria III
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 12:30–2 p.m.
Sponsor: Perimeter Institute
Leader: Damian Pope
Quantum physics describes the subatomic world with amazing accuracy
but it also introduces some very strange ideas about the universe. Wave-
particle duality is one of the deepest, most powerful, mysteries of quantum
physics. Come explore the Challenge of Quantum Reality, a classroom
resource designed by educators in collaboration with Perimeter Institute
researchers to introduce senior physics students to the wonder and power
of quantum physics. Experience the electron double-slit experiment as you
participate in a hands-on classroom activity that will introduce the funda-
mental concepts involv3 the wave-particle duality.
CW10: Vernier Software: Data Collection Tools for Phys-
ics, including LabQuest2, Graphical Analysis for
iPad, and Vernier Data Share for IOS and Android
Location: Pavilion East
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Vernier Software & Technology
Leaders: David Vernier, Matt Anthes-Washburn, and John Gastineau
Attend this hands-on workshop to learn about LabQuest 2 and other new
data collection tools from Vernier Software & Technology. We will start
with an interactive presentation to show you how Vernier data collection
works with both LabQuest and computer, and how the data can be shared
with iPad or Android tablets, phones, and other computers. Then, we will
make available a variety of new and interesting Vernier apparatus for you
to investigate individually.
a) Use the LabQuest 2 interface, and see its large color touch screen with
the updated LabQuest App.
b) Collect and analyze data on an iPad, Android tablet, or phone.
c) View sensor data on your own phone, tablet, or computer with no
software installation.
d) Collect data in a browser, with a LabQuest 2 serving its data, and
then analyze the data right in the browser. The browser can be on an
Android tablet, or even your own smart phone.
e) Collect data with the new Vernier Diffraction Apparatus, and see just
how easy it is to map out intensity for single-slit and double-slit pat-
f) Inspect the rest of our optics system, including apparatus for doing
thin lens or mirror experiments, color mixing, and polarization.
g) Fire the new Vernier Projectile Launcher and use the new Time of
Flight pad.
h) Collect radiation data using our new low-cost Vernier Radiation
Page through the new “Advanced Physics with Vernier-Beyond Me-
chanics” book.
Do some video analysis using Vernier Video Physics on an iPad.
CW11: PASCO scientific: A New Era for Computerized
Physics Labs
Location: Skyline IV
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Sponsor: PASCO scientific
Leaders: Jon Hanks and Ann Hanks
Join us to see how PASCO Capstone software can revolutionize how you
do labs. You have to try it to believe it and now is your chance! As you
build your own PASCO Capstone electronic workbook from scratch, you
will see the great advantages of having an “undo” operation, taking sample
data within the workbook while writing the lab, and being able to add on
extras like video analysis. Whether you use DataStudio or another type
of interfacing software or have never used any interfacing before, you will
benefit from this workshop. We will also have hands-on demonstrations
of the new 850 Universal Interface which is called “Universal” because it
works with all types of PASCO sensors (both the blue PASPORT and the
black ScienceWorkshop sensors). One workshop participant will win a free
PASCO Capstone Site License.
CW12: Learn How Expert TA’s Assignable Tutorials Can
Help Improve Learning and Deter Cheating
Location: Skyline III
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 12:30–2 p.m.
Sponsor: Expert TA
Leader: Jeremy Morton
Expert TA is a commercial online homework and tutorial system for
introductory-level physics. It grades problems the way instructors do,
considering more than just the final numeric answer. Expert TA has
multi-step problems that involve more aspects of physics problem solving;
such as symbolic equations, FBDs, algorithmic numeric answers, etc. The
majority of our problems involve symbolic answers and our sophisticated
math engine grades them in detail. It identifies detailed mistakes within
an equation, deducts points, and provides specific feedback. Join us and
learn about our highly customizable “Assignable Tutorials.” You can decide
whether students have access to hints and feedback, change deduction
amounts and the number of submission attempts allowed, and select the
style in which feedback is delivered. We will also demonstrate how you can
monitor grades and student progress real-time; this includes being able to
review detailed work as it happens. Expert TA has partnered with talented
professors, leaders in physics education, to develop a rich library of origi-
nal problems. We have mapped our library to the major textbooks so that
you can always find the problems you are looking for, and we’re working to
keep solutions to our problems off the web to deter cheating.
CW13: Electron Investigation with 3B Scientific Teltron
Location: Parlor A/B
Date: Monday July 15
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Sponsor: American 3B Scientific
Leader: Danny Mashburn
Electrons are a fundamental particle, but basic principles can be difficult to
conceptualize. In our 3B workshop we will demonstrate how our Teltron®
Tubes provide a quick and easy way to evaluate the properties and interac-
tions of electrons. We will cover topics ranging from the wave like nature of
electrons to their interactions with electric and magnetic fields. Come join
us and learn how you can incorporate these experiments into your curricu-
lum. Experiment guides and manuals will be available for all participants.
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