This paper describes the authors' experiences transforming a “cookbook” lab into an inquiry-based investigation and the powerful effect the inquiry-oriented lab had on our students' understanding of lenses. We found the inquiry-oriented approach led to richer interactions between students as well as a deeper conceptual understanding of how images are formed. We observed engaged students participating in scientific discourse full of hypothesizing, modeling, and argumentation based on evidence.
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PAPERS| September 01 2013
Seeing an Old Lab in a New Light: Transforming a Traditional Optics Lab into Full Guided Inquiry
Phys. Teach. 51, 368–371 (2013)
Tim Maley, Will Stoll, Kadir Demir; Seeing an Old Lab in a New Light: Transforming a Traditional Optics Lab into Full Guided Inquiry. Phys. Teach. 1 September 2013; 51 (6): 368–371. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4818379
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