Video as assessment: Uncovering alternate conceptions about Coriolis Force
Abstract: Teachers are often faced with questions about common scientific phenomena in their classrooms. Popular culture is rife with inaccurate scientific references, leading to the development of incorrect alternative conceptions. In the past, teachers and their students resorted to print–based references in order to explore and settle questions. In this modern era, the Internet provides an incredible array of information. But, how to determine what information is reliable and accurate? How does one navigate when working with scientifically worded web pages? Also, how can teachers assess student learning in ways other than a paper and pencil exam? The creation of short videos can be an engaging and authentic way to gauge student comprehension of challenging science concepts.
Presider: Fred Baker, University of West Florida