Physics Lab: this team of scientist/engineer educators designed and taught an inquiry lab activity through ISEE’s Professional Development Program

team 2017-23L-R: MacKenzie Warren, Saul Beceiro Novo, Adam Jacobs

VenueNon-Majors Physics Lab, Michigan State University

Team members:

Saul Beceiro Novo (Design Team Lead): Instructor, Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University

Adam Jacobs: Postdoc, Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University

MacKenzie Warren: Postdoc, Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University

Audience25 undergrad students per section, 6 sections, total of ~150.

Activity NameUncertainty in the context of a non-majors physics lab

Activity SummaryIdentifying statistical and precision uncertainty for a set of repeated measurements, and designing investigations to minimize uncertainty 

Funding for this team provided by: NSF AST #81343