Presents results of a controlled experiment comparing the conceptual mechanics learning gains as measured by the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) between two laboratory groups. One group completed cookbook labs while the other completed Interactive-Engagement (IE) labs in RealTime Physics. Suggests that laboratory activities should engage students in making choices based upon physical principles and receive feedback about those choices.
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Keywords:NSDL,Microcomputer Based Laboratories,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physics Education Research,Assessment,General Physics,Scientific Concepts,Student Participation,Science Instruction,Education Foundations,Student Motivation,Comprehension,Higher Education,Pedagogy,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003065355068T,Force,Education Practices,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Science Laboratories,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Laboratory Experiments
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