Title

Physics Demonstration Repository

Document Type

Poster

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to collect and organize first quarter calculus-based physics (PHYS 181) demonstrations into an online repository that could later include demonstrations from other courses. Sharepoint was used as the website builder because of its consumer friendly interface and the ability to have different levels of access to view and change aspects of the pages. Physics faculty and staff were surveyed to determine the optimal organizational scheme. Based on this, each demonstration has its own page that includes a descriptive title, related image, summary, key concepts with inquiry questions, instructions, and safety considerations. During the allotted time frame 25 demonstrations were cataloged. An outcome of this project is the standardization of demonstrations between instructors. With this repository as a reference, instructors can make sure their students are receiving the same quality demonstrations as a peer in another section. The inclusion of inquiry based questions also helps instructors lead students in the discovery or application of scientific phenomenon. This project has the potential for growth in the number of demonstrations and in the number of people it can reach. Currently professors here at Central have access to edit this repository, however it can later be set so CWU students can view this to supplement their learning. There is also the possibility of sharing this with other other colleges and high schools.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Bruce Palmquist

Department/Program

Physics

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Physics Demonstration Repository

Ellensburg

The purpose of this project was to collect and organize first quarter calculus-based physics (PHYS 181) demonstrations into an online repository that could later include demonstrations from other courses. Sharepoint was used as the website builder because of its consumer friendly interface and the ability to have different levels of access to view and change aspects of the pages. Physics faculty and staff were surveyed to determine the optimal organizational scheme. Based on this, each demonstration has its own page that includes a descriptive title, related image, summary, key concepts with inquiry questions, instructions, and safety considerations. During the allotted time frame 25 demonstrations were cataloged. An outcome of this project is the standardization of demonstrations between instructors. With this repository as a reference, instructors can make sure their students are receiving the same quality demonstrations as a peer in another section. The inclusion of inquiry based questions also helps instructors lead students in the discovery or application of scientific phenomenon. This project has the potential for growth in the number of demonstrations and in the number of people it can reach. Currently professors here at Central have access to edit this repository, however it can later be set so CWU students can view this to supplement their learning. There is also the possibility of sharing this with other other colleges and high schools.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/89