This presentation from the 2006 PTEC Conference outlines experiences from the PhysTEC Teacher-in-Residence program. Details about the program and changes that have occurred are outlined. The document is available for...
This presentation from the 2006 PTEC Conference outlines the active engagement approach of the Physics by Inquiry curriculum. The foundations of this approach, its goals and methods, and examples are presented....
This student activity is designed to explore the concept of work. Using inclined planes with different slopes, students are lead to discover the invariance of force times distance for objects starting at the same...
This student activity is designed to help students understand the concept of power. The energy required to climb stairs, and the rate at which students can do this, illustrates this concept. The energy requirements for...
This is a simple pendulum laboratory activity from the PTRA manual "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics". The activity is typical for studying a pendulum and includes minimum directions. An...
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