Investigative Science Learning Environment
Resources for Implementing ISLE
College Physics: Explore and Apply, 2nd Edition by Etkina, Planinsic and Van Heuvelen, Pearson, 2019. The book will guide you through ISLE process step-by-step, offer lots of real-life applications, examples of problem solving and non-traditional problems.
The Physics Active Learning Guide by Etkina, Brookes, Planinsic and Van Heuvelen (Second Edition) Available from Pearson - Mastering Physics The ALG has activities and problems that can be used in lectures, recitations, labs, and homework for concept construction, testing and applications
The Instructor Guide by Etkina, Brookes, Planinsic and Van Heuvelen Available from Pearson - Mastering Physics It explains the logic of the material flow, the nuances of representations and language we use; it provides suggestions for instructors related to the sequence and implementation of the activities, student difficulties and cues the instructors on where the activities should be used it.
A complete ISLE Laboratory Program (for algebra- and calculus-based physics) The website below contains the labs and the rubrics that can be used for student self assessment
A set of ISLE Video Experiments The website contains videotaped observational testing and application experiments for the ISLE cycles, questions for the students, experimental problems, and surprising data tasks. It is open to everybody. To be able to view instructor help you need to register - see the website.
A set of Higher-Level Thinking Formative Assessment activities and rubrics available at https://sites.google.com/site/scientificabilities/
ISLE-based materials for middle school and high school Physics Union Mathematics (PUM)
Computer games based on ISLE philosophy The Universe and More