Interactive Video Vignettes 1st edition

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Cengage Learning
Publisher: Cengage Learning


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  • Chapter 1: Motion and Kinematics
    • 1.1: Sailcart (1)
    • 1.2: Changing Direction (1)
    • 1.3: Graphs and Motion (1)
    • 1.4: Graphs and Motion 2 (1)
    • 1.5: Freefall (1)
    • 1.6: Projectile Motion (1)
    • 1.7: Newton's First Law (1)
    • 1.8: Newton's Second Law (1)
    • 1.9: Newton's Third Law (1)
    • 1.10: Circular Motion (1)
    • 1.11: Floating Jump (1)
    • 1.12: Bullet in a Block (1)
    • 1.13: Angular Momentum Conservation (1)
    • 1.14: Gyroscopic Motion (1)

  • Chapter 2: Pressure, Temperature, Gases and Fluids
    • 2.1: Power of Pressure (1)
    • 2.2: Suction Cups (1)
    • 2.3: Work and Internal Energy of a Liquid (1)
    • 2.4: Fire Syringe (1)

  • Chapter 3: Waves, Sound and Light
    • 3.1: Travelling Waves (1)
    • 3.2: All About Sound (1)
    • 3.3: Standing Waves (1)
    • 3.4: Complex Tones (1)
    • 3.5: Reflection and Refraction (1)
    • 3.6: Light-Matter Interactions (1)
    • 3.7: Image Formation (1)
    • 3.8: Polarization (1)

  • Chapter 4: Electricity and Magnetism
    • 4.1: Electric Charge (1)
    • 4.2: Positive and Negative Charge (1)
    • 4.3: Charges Interacting (1)
    • 4.4: Coulomb's Law (1)
    • 4.5: Gauss's Law (1)
    • 4.6: Electric Potential (1)
    • 4.7: Electric Current Flow (1)
    • 4.8: Glitter Circuit (1)
    • 4.9: Measuring B (1)
    • 4.10: Magnetic Field Direction (1)
    • 4.11: Faraday's Law (1)


Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs) are online tutorials that use video analysis and instruction, developed through research funded by the National Science Foundation. In about 15 to 20 minutes per module, IVVs encourage students to address their alternate conceptions outside of the classroom by inviting them to make predictions, perform observations, draw conclusions and make comparisons about a single phenomenon.

In each IVV, students perform video analysis and data collection,and answer questions that help address learning difficulties identified by PER (Physics Education Research). IVVs help students gain fundamental knowledge and learn core concepts in an active, engaging way.

The subjects covered by the IVVs include physics fundamentals that students may have misconceptions about like Newton's laws, projectile motion, circular motion, and electric charge. These early exercises will prepare your students for what's ahead, including more inventive experiments centering around sound, light, motion, measurement and more advanced physics laws like Gauss's Law and Faraday's Law.

In all, this standalone course contains 37 original interactive videos featuring real students exploring physics concepts and conducting experiments. Each video aims to:
  • Engage students in the scientific method and inquiry-based learning in a digital format
  • Connect students to new experiments and ways of observing physics concepts from the perspective of everyday life
  • Provide the context a student could not otherwise find in a book to get them ready for lectures, exams, and more
  • Establish the context and mindset for students to absorb what they learn in class and build a foundation for understanding future concepts in Physics
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Chapter 3: Waves, Sound and Light
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