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High School Virtual Physics Lab includes video clips, simulated laboratory experiments, data collection tools, and pre- and post-lab assessments.
PLM was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract through the Institute of Education Sciences in the US Department of Education to develop online laboratory experiments for high school physics students. High School Virtual Physics Lab includes video clips, simulated laboratory experiments, data collection tools, and pre- and post-lab assessments. A total of 24 labs were completed, enough for a year-long physics course. Testing in high schools in West Virginia, Texas, and Florida showed comparable learning among student who used the virtual labs vs. those who performed the labs hands on. Results can be seen in a peer-reviewed journal article. Online versions of the labs are available through Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt publishers, and iOS Apps are available through iTunes App Store. The Newton's 2nd Law app is available at no cost: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hsvpl-newtons-2nd-law-of-motion/id599162351?mt=8
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