180: Day 26: How does GPS work?

Using PI's "Everyday Einstein: GPS & Relativity" resources, students are exploring GPS while others are on a Kairos retreat.

180: Day 18-19: Introducing Motion Maps

OK, I’m cheating a bit, but I do teach the same classes on Thursday/Friday this week. I tried  a new technique this year for introducing motion maps. I stood at the board and asked a...

180: Day 17: Short period, a quiz, and Ahmed

I’m getting so used to 80 minute blocks that I’m not sure how to handle a 40 minute period when it gets thrown at me. Today was a 40 minute period day (five classes in...

180: Day 16: Whiteboards are improving

The first few whiteboards always take longer than I want. Often, student’s aren’t prepared (haven’t already analyzed the info with their group), don’t understand how to back up their conclusions with evidence, and don’t get...

180: Day 14: Evaluating data from all classes

I’m a big one on looking at large quantities of data. In each of my physics classes, I have seven to nine groups. In the Buggy Lab, that provides enough data that whiteboard sessions go...