Physics lab types and evaluation styles

I thought a summary with some key phrases and terms might be useful

Types of Physics labs

  1. Traditional, supervised lab
    • “desktop experiments”
  2. Studio Physics
    • instructional lecture done with the lab
    • TEAL: Technology Enabled Active Learning
    • “workshop Physics” or “activity based Physics”
  3. Virtual labs
    • experiments simulated in software
    • PhET
  4. Remote labs
    • equipment remotely controlled, often with a web interface
  5. Kit labs
    • lab done unsupervised with a kit
    • “string and sticky tape experiments”

Evaluation styles

  • worksheets or “fill-in the blanks”
  • “short reports”
  • “formal report”
  • quiz
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