Friday Poster

Whole class laboratories: More examples

Track: Google Drive

Typically, introductory physics courses are taught with a combination of lectures and laboratories, where students have an opportunity to verify the natural laws through hands-on activities in small groups. This presentation reports the use of Google Drive, a free online document-sharing tool, in physics laboratories for pooling experimental data from the whole class, so that the trends in data are clearer and the underlying physics principles are demonstrated more effectively. This pedagogical method was reported earlier (Bonham, The Physics Teacher, 2011; Wood, The Physics Teacher, 2011), and this presentation offers a few more examples of such “whole class” laboratories.

Minjoon Kouh
Associate Professor
Drew University

Minjoon Kouh is an associate professor in the physics department and the neuroscience program at Drew University. His research area is computational neuroscience.