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Hands-on, Minds-on: Engagement Through Remote Learning

Lynn Jorgensen
Rebecca E. Vieyra
Published Date
May 2020
Grade Level
High School
Subject Area



In this webinar, presented by ITEN Teacher Fellow and high school physics teacher Lynn Jorgensen, we  demonstrate several low-tech, no cost, at-home activities that students can do: pinhole cameras, shadow proportions, plane mirror lab, reflection vs. refraction activities, prisms and bending of light.

n this new realm of remote learning, many of us are looking for ways to continue the hands-on portion of the hands-on, minds-on approach to learning and instructing. With my high school physics class, I chose to work on an optics unit. Optics lends itself nicely to the remote learning platform since most every student has the same basic supplies at home needed for the activities. We give very basic instructions on the activity, mostly HOW to build, or set up, the demonstration. In this webinar, we will go over the process of what to do with the data students collect, as well as how to use the remote learning format to then discuss the relevant physics principles, and how to augment the at-home activities with simulations and worksheets for practice and concepts.

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