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||Engaging Students in Scientific Practices in an Electronics Course
||There are a tremendous number of goals for the undergraduate curriculum related to experimental physics. Meeting these goals is typically the responsibility of an Advanced Lab course. Often, this Advanced Lab course lasts only one semester and requires considerable resources. To complement learning that is traditionally associated with the Advanced Lab, we have transformed our junior-level electronics course to engage students in authentic scientific practices and meet many of the undergraduate experimental physics goals--an approach which uses significantly fewer resources than our Advanced Lab. We describe our framework for incorporating authentic scientific practices in an electronics course and present initial outcomes from the project.
University of Colorado
Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado