2010 journal article
Labs for the Matter & Interactions curriculum
Labs for the Matter & Interactions curriculum. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 78(5), 456–460.
The Matter & Interactions curriculum for a calculus-based introductory physics course emphasizes the power of a small number of fundamental principles, incorporates the atomic nature of matter throughout, and introduces students to computational modeling. The main goal of the laboratory portion of this curriculum is for students to see fundamental principles in action. From this goal flow subgoals that have led to the development of laboratory activities that include several novel genres.