Physics Examples of What Desmos Activity Builder Can Do

I’ve been getting more and more requests for examples of things I have done or things you can do with Desmos Activity Builder in a physics context. I’m going to add to this blog page gradually, rather than try to get it all out at once. Note: These are not polished curricular pieces, but rather things I put together in the scramble of remote learning in the spring, or things that I was tinkering with in order to learn how to use it. I still have a lot to learn, but hopefully this helps you get a sense of what can be done and to start your own learning process.

Card Sorts

Magnetic Forces Card Sort

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Sketch Pads

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Note: Doing sketch pads is simple. In this particular version, I have also used the omputational layer” in Desmos to “layer” sketches.

Randomization for Problems

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Note: This kind of work requires working with the “computational layer” in Desmos. I also have some very minimal feedback in this one, just telling students whether there answer is too large, too small, or just right. Silly, in terms of feedback, but just showing it can be done.

Aggregate Student Data for Lab

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Short Example: Constant Vel

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Note: This kind of work requires working with the “computational layer” in Desmos. This shows using buttons, error messages, and feedback.

Medium Example: Orbits

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Note: This one requires no computational layer and includes using card sorts, polling, sketch pad, etc.

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