The Activity Based Physics High School e-dition is a special pre-college edition of physics curricula from the Wiley Physics Suite, including RealTime Physics, Workshop Physics, and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations.
Since 2004 curricular materials from the Activity Based Physics Suite have been sold in print form by John Wiley & Sons for introductory physics students. The authors of these materials have received national recognition as leaders in the development of introductory physics curricula that make creative use of computer technologies and the findings of physics education research.
Electronic versions of the Physics Suite curricular materials can now be licensed for use at the pre-college level only through Vernier Software & Technology. The Suite materials include all four RealTime Physics modules for laboratory use, all four Workshop Physics Activity Guide modules, as well as the Interactive Lecture Demonstrations series published by Wiley. In addition, the authors of the award-winning Explorations in Physics modules have agreed to include them in the license.
The Activity Based Physics High School e-dition materials are designed for use with Vernier or PASCO interfaces and data-collection software. They enable students to learn about topics in mechanics, thermal physics, electricity, magnetism, wave motion, sound, and nuclear radiation using hands-on activities. Both Vernier and PASCO distribute setup files for e-dition activities.
Additional materials include sample homework assignments and lesson plans, video materials, teacher guides, and links to websites that disseminate topic specific conceptual assessment examinations for pre and post testing.
Purchase of an e-dition for a school includes a 5-year license that allows teachers at the school to modify, reprint, or disseminate materials to students at their school via a closed network.
Available for purchase by high schools and middle schools only.