Category: PHY-451

Lectures for PHY 451 Advanced Lab

Based on Teaching Students How to Model, I am revising the lectures for the Advanced Lab class (PHY 451). Day 1:  Introduce ourselves & fill out background material (year, classes & labs taken) Syllabus (timeline, grading policy, expectations) Introduction to Learning Goals & Modeling Framework Logbook (which kind, what to write) Description of experiments Choose Lab ...

Teaching Students How to Model

Heather Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, Boulder presented a Colloquium today about her group’s Physics Education Research titled “Engaging Students in Authentic Scientific Practices in Physics Lab Courses.” Her talk focused on how to teach students about models and modeling: which is just one of the four learning goals (modeling, design, communication, and technical lab ...