Adapted from a creative statistics lesson taught by master science educator Mark Krotec, this pre-lab investigation introduces the value of statistics, the inherent qualities of uncertainty, and data interpretation. Students are asked to discredit the claim that their teacher possesses psychic ability by using a clever card trick, a careful experimental design protocol, and the application of the chi-square test.
Understanding Unfamiliar Units This activity gets students out of their desks to practice measuring and manipulating units in a fun, […]
Help your students brush up on their graphing skills with this quick review. Graphs and charts communicate information visually. They […]
Empower students to build an understanding of the importance of sampling size and repeated trials with Wisconsin Fast Plants® crosses […]
“Data, data, data. I can’t make bricks without clay!” Sherlock Holmes This quote from the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is […]
An Experiment in Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration The conical pendulum lab allows students to investigate the physics and mathematics […]
Students often struggle with how to analyze and present the data they obtain in an experiment. While many schools offer […]
High school physics courses usually begin with a study of classical mechanics. Early in the course students are introduced to […]