PHYS 398 LA :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Syllabus

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Week Date Class Materials Projects Due Lab 101 Lab 102
1
Monday
8/26/2019
Introduction to class
a) Format
b) Assignments
c) Grading

Background and Philosophy of 101 and 102 labs

Instructor-student interaction - monologue, dialogue, …I
a) "Depth" a video clip about bringing out students' ideas
b) "Hello!" a video clip about how much to tell students
pdf ppt
Video: "Hello!"
Handout: "Hello"
Video: "Depth"
Handout: "Depth"
Tuesday
8/27/2019
Wednesday
8/28/2019
No Labs No Labs
Thursday
8/29/2019
Friday
8/30/2019
Saturday
8/31/2019
Sunday
9/1/2019
2
Monday
9/2/2019
Labor Day
Tuesday
9/3/2019
Wednesday
9/4/2019
No Labs No Labs
Thursday
9/5/2019
Friday
9/6/2019
Saturday
9/7/2019
Sunday
9/8/2019
3
Monday
9/9/2019
Instructor-student interaction - monologue, dialogue, …II
a) Open and Closed Questions - activity
b) Univocal and Dialog Discourse - discussion
101: Preparing for Lab 1
102: Preparing for Lab 1
pdf ppt
Tuesday
9/10/2019
Wednesday
9/11/2019
Lab 1 Lab 1
Thursday
9/12/2019
Friday
9/13/2019
Saturday
9/14/2019
Sunday
9/15/2019
4
Monday
9/16/2019
Project Part 1: A Physics Interview
a) Introduction to project: Interviews and Design
b) Choose topic
c) Interview protocol
d) Homework: Construct an Interview Protocol & read paper on Students' Ideas
e) LAs: Look for interview candidates
101: Preparing for Lab 2
102: Interview protocol
pdf ppt
Interview Part 1
Interview Part 2
Interview Techniques
Interview project
101_Energy Required
101_Energy Optional
101_Forces Required
101_Forces Optional
101_Momentum Required
101_Harmonic Motion Required
102_Circuit Required
102_Circuit Optional 1
102_Circuit Optional 2
102_Circuit Optional 3
102_Circuit Optional 4
102_Light_Diffraction Required
102_Light_Polarization Required
102_LightDiffraction Optional
102_Light_Polarization Optional 1
102_Light_Polarization Optional 2
102_Magnetism_Induction Required
102_Magnetism_Electromagnetism Required
102_E&M Misconceptions Optional
102_Magnetism Conceptual Survey Optional
Groups for Interview Projects
Tuesday
9/17/2015
Wednesday
9/18/2019
Lab 2 No Labs
Thursday
9/19/2019
Friday
9/20/2019
Saturday
9/21/2019
Sunday
9/22/2019
5
Monday
9/23/2019
Project Part 1: A Physics Interview
a) Due at the end of class: a unified interview protocol
b) LAs: Continue to look for interview candidates
101: Preparing for Lab 3
102: Preparing for Lab 2
Unified interview protocol
Tuesday
9/24/2019
Wednesday
9/25/2019
Lab 3 Lab 2
Thursday
9/26/2019
Friday
9/27/2019
Saturday
9/28/2019
Sunday
9/29/2019
6
Monday
9/30/2019
Project Part 1: A Physics Interview
a) Practice Interview
b) LAs: Continue to look for candidates
101 students: Interview Protocol
102 students: Preparing for Lab 3
Mental Models 1
Tuesday
10/1/2019
Wednesday
10/2/2019
No Labs Lab 3
Thursday
10/3/2019
Friday
10/4/2019
Saturday
10/5/2019
Sunday
10/6/2019
7
Monday
10/7/2019
Project Part 1: A Physics Interview
a) Discussion of Practice Interview
b) Due at the end of class: Revised interview protocol
c) LAs: FINAL INTERVIEW should take hapen this week!
101: Preparing for Lab 4
102: Preparing for Lab 4
Revised Interview Protocol
Tuesday
10/8/2019
Wednesday
10/9/2019
Lab 4 Lab 4
Thursday
10/10/2019
Friday
10/11/2019
Saturday
10/12/2019
Sunday
10/13/2019
8
Monday
10/14/2019
Project Part 1: A Physics Interview
a) Writing Interview Report
b) Reflect on final interview
101: Preparing for Lab 5
102: Mental Models 2
Mental Models 2
Tuesday
10/15/2019
Wednesday
10/16/2019
Lab 5 No Labs
Thursday
10/17/2019
Friday
10/18/2019
Saturday
10/19/2019
Sunday
10/20/2019
9
Monday
10/21/2019
Project Part 1: A Physics Interview
a) Final Interview Report due
b) Reflect and discuss

Project Part 2: Designing your own Lab Activity
a) Due at the end of class: Identify Learning Goals for a Lab Activity
101: Preparing for Lab 6
102: Preparing for Lab 5
pdf ppt
Lab Activity project
a) Final Interview Report
b) Learning Goals for Lab Activity
Tuesday
10/22/2019
Wednesday
10/23/2019
Lab 6 Lab 5
Thursday
10/24/2019
Friday
10/25/2019
Saturday
10/26/2019
Sunday
10/27/2019
10
Monday
10/28/2019
Project 2: Designing your own Lab Activity
a) Create, test, and refine assessments for learning goals
b) Create assessments for learning goals
101: Mental Models 2
102: Preparing for Lab 6
pdf ppt
Learning-Goals-Driven Design
Tuesday
10/29/2019
Wednesday
10/30/2019
No Labs Lab 6
Thursday
10/31/2019
Friday
11/1/2019
Saturday
11/2/2019
Sunday
11/3/2019
11
Monday
11/4/2019
Project Part 2: Designing your own Lab Activity
a) Due at the end of class: Lab Activity Proposal
b) Developing and testing activity
b) Write lab handout
101: Preparing for Lab 7
102: Preparing for Lab 7
Lab Activity Proposal
Tuesday
11/5/2019
Wednesday
11/6/2019
Lab 7 Lab 7
Thursday
11/7/2019
Friday
11/8/2019
Saturday
11/9/2019
Sunday
11/10/2019
12
Monday
11/11/2019
Project Part 2: Designing your own Lab Activity
a) Developing and testing activity
b) Write lab handout
101: Preparing for Lab 8
102: Project Part 2
Tuesday
11/12/2019
Wednesday
11/13/2019
Lab 8 No Labs
Thursday
11/14/2019
Friday
11/15/2019
Saturday
11/16/2019
Sunday
11/17/2019
13
Monday
11/18/2019
Project Part 2: Designing your own Lab Activity
a) Performing each other's lab activity
b) Writing report on activity
101: Preparing Lab Practical
102: Preparing Lab 8
Tuesday
11/19/2019
Wednesday
11/20/2019
Lab Practical Lab 8
Thursday
11/21/2019
Friday
11/22/2019
Saturday
11/23/2019
Sunday
11/24/2019
14
Monday
11/25/2019
Fall break
15
Monday
12/2/2019
Project Part 2: Designing your own Lab Activity
a) Group discussion of lab projects
b) Project Part 2 due: Lab Activity Report
101: Project Part 2
102: Preparing for Lab Practical
Lab Activity Report
Tuesday
12/3/2019
Wednesday
12/4/2019
No Labs Lab Practical
Thursday
12/5/2019
Friday
12/6/2019
Saturday
12/7/2019
Sunday
12/8/2019
16
Monday
12/9/2019
Final day of class
a) End of semester surveys and discussion
Tuesday
12/10/2019
Wednesday
12/11/2019
No Labs No Labs
Thursday
12/12/2019
Reading Day
Friday
12/13/2019
Final examination period