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Leveraging virtual reality for student development of force models in the introductory lab
written by Jared P. Canright, Jack R. Olsen, and Suzanne White Brahmia
Providing students with opportunities to develop models in the introductory physics lab is made difficult by the dearth of physical phenomena that are both accessible to students at the introductory level and aren't easily found with a Google search. In response to this difficulty, we have developed a set of laboratory activities that leverage the unique affordances of virtual reality to provide a learning opportunity in which introductory physics students engage in the authentic practice of physics model development for a novel phenomenon. We present preliminary evidence of expert-like modeling behaviors, both in the context of hypothesis generation and in the context of modeling a measurement tool, as well as suggestions how virtual reality labs can be engineered to target other laboratory learning outcomes. Further, we discuss difficulties associated with this approach to curriculum design and ways they might be mitigated.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 75-80
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
= Simulation
- Pedagogy
= Instructional Issues
- Technology
= Multimedia
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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J. Canright, J. Olsen, and S. Brahmia, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15462&DocID=5310).
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J. Canright, J. Olsen, and S. Brahmia, Leveraging virtual reality for student development of force models in the introductory lab, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15462&DocID=5310>.
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Canright, J., Olsen, J., & Brahmia, S. (2020, July 22-23). Leveraging virtual reality for student development of force models in the introductory lab. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15462&DocID=5310
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Canright, J, J. Olsen, and S. Brahmia. "Leveraging virtual reality for student development of force models in the introductory lab." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15462&DocID=5310 (accessed 27 September 2020).
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Canright, Jared P., Jack R. Olsen, and Suzanne White Brahmia. "Leveraging virtual reality for student development of force models in the introductory lab." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 75-80 of PER Conference. 27 Sep. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15462&DocID=5310>.
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