Faculty Advisor

Koleci, Carolann

Abstract

The objective of Multi-Media Physics is to determine the effort of a unique learning environment in which students can actively explore fundamental physical phenomena, using popular media to exploit conceptual understanding. In this experiment popular media was used to assist the student in relating a concept taught in lecture to a visual situation in the film. In order to achieve this objective the students were asked to work out problems created by different situations in a variety of movies. My hypothesis is that a relaxed and interesting activity will stimulate the student's interest in the material, resulting in a better understanding of the concepts. Overall, students found the sessions to be helpful in extending their understanding of the material. This report will include results and a discuss on teaching physics concepts through popular media.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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