Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Making introductory physics labs meaningful for all students
by Dickinson, Deborah L., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 93; 1596460
Abstract (Summary)

Introductory physics laboratory activities were examined for clarity, purpose, and level of student engagement. Input from physics faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and enrolled students was used to identify areas in need of revision. Modifications were made to one laboratory experience with the goals of engaging students, alignment with 21st century skills, American Association of Physics Teachers best practices and goals for physics labs, and understanding graphs and their use in and out of the context of science. Additionally, a list of ideas with which to modify other laboratory activities in the manual was also created.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Henriques, Laura
Commitee: Kisiel, Jim, Kwon, Chuhee
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Science Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Physics, Science education
Keywords: Laboratories, Physics education
Publication Number: 1596460
ISBN: 978-1-321-97733-2
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