Saturday, November 22, 2014

AP Physics Video Project

This weekend I am visiting the Physics Department at Davidson College in North Carolina. I have designed a unit about thermodynamics with a focus on ideal gases, and I am shooting videos to accompany the unit. 

This unit will help students learn with the newly redesigned AP Physics programs that started this year. 

The videos include a Boyle's Law demo and how to draw and understand a pressure/volume diagram.

And I even found some historical physics equipment!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Making Graphs: The Jackalope Story

This video tells a funny story while teaching students about making graphs and exhibits how to graph distance.

 I like it because it helps students understand that graphs are not just numbers and lines--they must be interpreted and then they tell a story with the data.