home - login - register

PERC 2015 Abstract Detail Page

Previous Page  |  New Search  |  Browse All

Abstract Title: An Introduction to “Investigations in Physics”
Abstract: This past academic year my department implemented a new series of required upper-division, one-credit physics courses: "Investigations in Physics I and II". The purpose of this two-course sequence is to provide our majors opportunities to propose their own questions and have a full term to explore that question. During the once-per-week, hour-long meeting time, the individual students provided progress reports and set goals for the following week. Students' grades in the course were based on how well they stay focused on their Investigation question, the extent to which they analyzed their question, a progress report and final paper, and an oral presentation to the class. In this poster, I will describe the details of the course and my interactions with the students, specific "Investigation" questions proposed by students, and implementation challenges faced this past year.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jeff Marx
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157