I’ve been teaching 1st year Physics labs at Capilano University for a very long time. Over the course of the years I found a large diversity among institutions of how Physics labs are taught. There are common expectations among those teaching but often these are not explicitly defined. Novice view of Physics labs often cannot identify what is learnt.
I hope here I can provide some insight into what is important to Physics labs, overview different models used into teaching Physics labs and cumulate relevant information.