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Date: Tuesday, August 02


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Interactive Lecture Demonstrations: Physics Suite Materials that Enhance Learning in Lecture
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 8:30AM - 9:40AM
  Presider: Priscilla Laws,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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Interactive Lecture Demonstrations: Active Learning in Lecture
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
  Author: David R. Sokoloff, Department of Physics
  Co-Author(s): Ronald K. Thornton
  Abstract: The results of physics education research and the availability of microcomputer-based tools have led to the development of the activity-based Physics Suite.1 Most of the Suite materials are designed for hands-on learning, for example student-oriented laboratory curricula such as RealTime Physics. One reason for the success of these materials is that they encourage students to take an active part in their learning. This interactive session will demonstrate “through active audience participation” Suite materials designed to promote active learning in lecture and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs).2 The demonstrations will be drawn from second semester topics.
  Footnotes: 1. E.F. Redish, Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite (Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2004). 2. David R. Sokoloff and Ronald K. Thornton, Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2004).
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Interactive Lecture Demonstrations: Effectiveness in Teaching Concepts
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 9:00AM - 9:30AM
  Author: Ronald K. Thornton
Center for Science and Math Teaching, Tufts University
  Co-Author(s): David R. Sokoloff
  Abstract: The effectiveness of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations in teaching physics concepts has been studied using physics education research-based, multiple-choice conceptual evaluations.1 Results of such studies will be presented. These results should be encouraging to those who wish to improve conceptual learning in lecture.
  Footnotes: 1. David R. Sokoloff and Ronald K. Thornton, ?Using Interactive Lecture Demonstrations to Create an Active Learning Environment,? Phys. Teach. 35, 340 (1997).
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Circular Motions
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 9:30AM - 9:40AM
  Author: Cheng Ting, Houston Community College, Southeast
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Camcorders can help students to observe simple circular motions of a bicycle wheel and a simple pendulum. Video analysis will be used to study the circular motions, and allow students to build up concepts of vectors involved in the kinematics of circular motions, such as angular velocity and angular momentum. How to build the mathematical formula for students based on their observation will be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
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