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  • Thermodynamics

    Book Chapter | May 2009

    This is an inquiry activity in that there is no one correct answer. Each student will come up with a different solution with different levels of success. Students should have been exposed to conduction, convection, and…

  • Thermodynamics

    Book Chapter | March 2014

    Thermodynamics is a very important part of physical science. When discussing thermodynamics, we can explore heat, thermal expansion, and insulation, as well as changes in state, thermal equilibrium, and thermal energy.…

  • Laws of Thermodynamics

    Book Chapter | August 2014

    Thermodynamics is the physics of heat, mechanical energy or work, and the conversion of one into the other. All systems follow the laws of thermodynamics and since almost all energy production is based on thermodynamics…

  • Favorite Demonstration: Demonstrating a Thermodynamics Fountain

    Journal Article | April 2002

    Cryogenic materials, mainly liquefied and solidified gases, are probably the most fascinating materials to use for demonstrating chemical reactions to introductory college students. A popular series of articles (…

  • The Sport-Utility Vehicle: Debating Fuel-Economy Standards in Thermodynamics

    Journal Article | November 2008

    This paper describes a debate about national fuel-economy standards for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) used as a foundation for exploring a public policy issue in the physical science classroom. The subject of automobile…

  • Online Courses: MSU Master of Science in Science Education: Special Topics: Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, & Kinetics

    Workshop | February 2017

    Special Topics: Equilibrium, Thermodynamics,…

  • Motor Impaired / Orthopedic Disability

    Page | February 2020

    Motor Impaired / Orthopedic Disability James Prescott Joule (1818–1889) was an English physicist who studied thermodynamics, leading to the famous “Joule’s Law.” He was born with a spinal disorder that required him to be home schooled. Motor impaired/orthopedic disabilities include a…

  • Teaching with Music

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Interdisciplinary Lessons on Energy and Entropy

    Journal Article | May 2022

    This article presents ideas and narratives of an experiment on the concept of energy developed for an honors seminar on energy and a mechanics course. We argue that energy is an idea best taught in an interdisciplinary…

  • Science Friday

    Journal Article | March 2023

  • Issues of Question Equivalence in Online Exam Pools

    Journal Article | March 2023

    During the pandemic, the use of question pools for online testing was recommended to mitigate cheating, exposing multitudes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students across the globe to this…

  • Digging Deeper

    Journal Article | February 2021

  • Windows on the Inquiry Classroom

    Journal Article | June 2021

    A complete video and documentary record of an inquiry-based nonscience majors’ course has been captured (the “Fire and Ice” Collection). Every moment of 27 class sessions may be observed from several points of view (…

  • Remote Labs 2.0 to the Rescue

    Journal Article | June 2021

  • Catalyzing the Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Chemical Education

    Journal Article | August 2022

    Only a relatively small number of students from underrepresented groups enter the field of chemistry, complete their degrees, and enter the workforce. There are ethical and practical concerns when we lose out on…

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