Dorm Room Labs for Introductory Large-Lecture Science Classes for Nonscience Majors

Many large-lecture introductory science courses for nonscience majors do not have a lab component and hence do not provide much opportunity for students to engage in the practice of science. The author has developed a new instructional activity called Dorm Room Labs that enables students to conduct hands-on activities as homework (or dorm room work) to explore more deeply concepts covered in 100-level science courses. The labs focus on concepts relevant to many physical science courses and consist of no-cost or low-cost lab equipment or their smartphones, enabling their use in large-enrollment courses.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2018Volume 047Issue 05

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