University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, January 29th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Peter Bohacek , Matt Vonk, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Subject: Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Model Making and Model Breaking

We conducted a study to determine whether Direct Measurement Video can be used effectively teach model making, and model breaking. Model making means that students are able to discern a mathematical relationship between measured quantities using data they measure from a physical system. Model breaking means that students are able to determine whether a specific event can be explained using a known model. We performed a study using 180 intro level students to determine how well Direct Measurement Video based instruction can teach these skills. We'll describe the study, and share the preliminary results.

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