Curriculum Swap Alpha: Spring 2017

Start Date:  April 3, 2017 End Date:  April 28, 2017
Share and get feedback on an activity you are developing and hear about innovative materials.

  • Weekly 1-hour online video conference discussions
  • Asynchronous discussions
  • Informal discussions with some tasks to complete between meetings
  • Sign up to share a single activity project or assignment
  • Flexibility in activities to meet your own needs and concerns


Understanding Microscopes Lab

Instructor supplement, Lab

Design and build two different designs of model microscope, and relate focal length to magnification

Optical Imaging

Thin Lens, Optical Instruments


Catherine Crouch

Moving fluids tutorials

Lecture materials, In-class activity, Instructor supplement, Restricted access

Fluids are essential to life for transportation of food, waste, signals, organisms and propagules.

Healthy Cardiovascular Function, Biomechanical, Physical Mechanisms

Static Pressure, Flow Rate, Bernoulli's Principle, Hagen-Poiseuille Equation, Viscosity


Dawn Meredith

Daniel Young

Fiber Optics in Medicine - Six Section Module

Instructor supplement, In-class activity, Lecture materials, Lab, Demonstration, Video, Restricted access, Homework, Student reading

How can you see inside the body? Investigate through a student-centered optics module on endoscopy.

Visual, Optical Imaging

Refractive Index, Refraction - Flat Surfaces, Total Internal Reflection, Thin Lens, Optical Instruments, Fiber Optics


Nancy Donaldson

Mary Lowe