Using Videos of Physics Experiments to Motivate Your Students
Join Rutgers University Professor Eugenia Etkina for a discussion of using physics videos to engage students in active learning that resembles scientific practice.
Professor Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University
This webinar shows how to use videos of physics experiments (from YouTube, prepared by the instructor, or taken by students) to engage students in active learning that resembles scientific practice. You’ll learn how to help students observe phenomena that are difficult to recreate with classroom apparatus or that happen too quickly or slowly. The videos don’t require explanations from the instructor: their goal is to engage students in collaborating on authentic problems. You’ll discover how to use them to help students collect data, find patterns, test ideas, and solve practical problems. This approach to videos is implemented in College Physics: Explore and Apply, by Etkina, Planinsic, and Van Heuvelen.