1999 Fall Meeting of ISAAPT at Augustana College
W1 - W2 - W3 - W4 - W5
|In this workshop you will
explore the features of the ScienceWorkshop activites using the latest
software tool called DataStudio.
Two stations will have the 500 interface connected to a COM
port. The other three will have the 750 interface and a SCSI
card. Each participant will be able to experiment with these
sensors: voltage, photogates, temperature, smart pulley,
rotary motion, light, sound, picket fence, cart picket fence,
acceleration, and motion. The 750 has a built-in function
generator, scope and FFT.
There will be a drawing among the
participants in each of these workshops to receive a free 750 interface
valued at $795. One will be given away in each workshop.
||I have used the CASTLE Project
off and on, in part and whole, alone and as a supplement since 1987.
Participants will experience a hands-on investigation, overcoming
misconceptions and fostering effective explanatory models. I will point
out sections that are difficult for students and those that are more
difficult to teach. CASTLE stands for Capacitor-Aided
System for Teaching and Learning Electricity.
The CASTLE project was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number MDR-9050189. Teachers are expressly granted permission to copy the Student Manual for instructional purposes. Section headings in the manual include: Why 0.1 Farad capacitors? Happening in the wires? Moving charges originate? Light bulbs do? Makes charge
move? Series & parallel connections affect "pressure"? Circuit variables measured? Variables determine energy transfer? "Pressure" in "at a distant conductor"? Forces on point particles? Semiconductors? AC?
The equipment used in the CASTLE project is listed in the current Pasco catalog.
There is a $10 registration fee (limit 16 for each workshop).
has been revolutionized in the past few years. We have developed
research based curricula that offer more and more students hands-on
rich experiences in physics like they have never had before.
However, two obstacles stand in the way of implementing these rich experiences effectively. Schedules are cutting back the time we have to teach and rearranging our time with students in ways that could cut the impact we have on them. And, as hard as it is to imagine, not every student completes the assigned material. Even the richest curriculum and course has little impact on the student who does not have the motivation to complete assigned work.
Web technology offers teachers an opportunity never before available.
It motivates students, keeps us in constant contact, keeps students
accountable, provides students with immediate feedback and help, and
can offer this service at any time from any platform machine!
This workshop will provide teachers with a hands on look at some of these applications used and developed by Glenbrook South Teachers. This will include:
Using Netscape or Internet Explorer, each participant will be able to access and utilize all of the above and will be introduced to what it takes to do similar things from your school's server. Glenbrook South utilizes FileMaker Pro and Tango to do much of the interface work. This technology is becoming simpler to use and CAN be done at your school.
There is a $10 registration fee (limit 20).