New Model Course in Applied Quantum Physics

developed by: Michael Wittman, Richard Steinberg, and Edward Redish

Level
 
middle schoolhigh schoolintro collegeinter-mediateupper levelgrad school   other


 Intro College Calculus-based
calc based
 Intro College Algebra-based
alg based
 Intro College Conceptual
conceptual

Topics
Modern / Quantum
Setting
Lecture - Large (30+ students)  Lecture - Small (<30 students)  Recitation/Discussion Session  Homework  Studio


What? Resources for teaching introductory quantum mechanics and modern physics with an emphasis on concepts and applications. Includes tutorials, suggested software, homework, exam questions, and information on understanding how students learn the physics.

Student skills developed

Designed for:
  • Conceptual understanding
  • Making real-world connections

Instructor effort required

  • Medium

Developer's website: New Model Course

You can download the tutorials, pre-tests, homework, essay questions, exam questions, software, and other handouts from the New Model Course website.

These tutorials have also been published as a book by Wiley as the Activity-Based Tutorials Volume 2. You can order the book from Wiley or from Amazon.

RESEARCH VALIDATION
Research-based
This is the lowest level of research validation, corresponding to at least one of the validation categories below.

Research Validation Summary

Based on Research Into:

  • theories of how students learn
  • student ideas about specific topics

Demonstrated to Improve:

  • conceptual understanding
  • problem-solving skills
  • lab skills
  • beliefs and attitudes
  • attendance
  • retention of students
  • success of underrepresented groups
  • performance in subsequent classes

Studied using:

  • cycle of research and redevelopment
  • student interviews
  • classroom observations
  • analysis of written work
  • research at multiple institutions
  • research by multiple groups
  • peer-reviewed publication