Publications & Presentations

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Publications related to the curriculum modules:

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (2018). Solar Cookers in the Physics Classroom. The Physics Teacher. 56 (9).

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (2017). Manchester’s Magiscope: An Interesting Optics Puzzle. The Physics Teacher, 55: 106-108.

Lancor, R. (2013). The Many Metaphors of Energy: Using Analogies as a Formative Assessment Tool. Journal of College Science Teaching, 42(3): 38-45.

 

Other Curriculum Ideas/Lesson Plans

Lancor, R. & Rowe, F. (2018). Central Sands High Capacity Well Controversy. In Franzen, R. et al (Ed.) Environmental Education Activities for Teacher Educators: A Sampling from Wisconsin. 

Lancor, R. (2017). Escape from Colditz CastleNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection. Available online at:

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (2014). Digital Pinhole Camera. The Physics Teacher, 52: 437-438.

Lancor, R. (2009). Idea Bank: Wiffle Ball Physics. The Science Teacher, September 2009: 58-62.

Lancor, R. (2008). In the eye of the storm: A case study in natural disasters. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection.

Science Outreach Collaborations

Lancor, R. & Schiebel, A. (2018). Science & Community Engagement: Connecting Science Students with Parents in the Community. Journal of College Science Teaching, 47(4): 36-41.

Lancor, R. & Schiebel, A. (2008). Learning Simple Machines through Cross-Age Collaborations. Journal of College Science Teaching, May 2008.

 

Science Education Research 

Lancor, R.A. (2018). Metaphors for Learning: A Guide for Teachers. Science & Education. 27(7-8): 815-820.

Lancor, R. (2015). An Analysis of Metaphors Used by Students to Describe Energy in an Interdisciplinary General Science Course. International Journal of Science Education, 37 (5-6): 876-902.

Lancor, R. (2014). Using Student-Generated Analogies to Investigate Conceptions of Energy: A multidisciplinary study. International Journal of Science Education, 36 (1): 1-23.

Lancor, R. (2014). Using Metaphor Theory to Examine Conceptions of Energy in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Science & Education, 23: 1245-1267.

Recent Presentations

Lancor, R. (August 2019). Teaching Writing in the Science. (Invited presentation.) Summer Science Institute, Waunakee, WI.

Lancor, R. (February 2019). Metaphors for Energy Across the Sciences. (Keynote address.) Innovation in science education in primary school and kindergarten: at the crossroads between science and humanities.  University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).

Lancor, R. (October 2017). Teaching Literacy in the Science Classroom. National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Lancor, R. (March 2017). Mathematical Modeling in Physics: More than Plug & Chug. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Annual Conference, Oconomowoc, WI.

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (January 2016). Lessons Learned from a Project-Based Flipped Classroom. American Association of Physics Teachers January Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 

Lanor, R. (October 2015). How do I know my students are learning anything? Assessment of Inquiry-based Learning. (Workshop for teachers.)  Illinois Math & Science Academy. Aurora, IL.

Lancor, R. (March 2015). Yoga and the Science Classroom. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (March 2015). Teaching Scientific Modeling and Physics Content Using Sources of Alternative Energy. American Association of Physics Teachers January Meeting, San Diego, CA. 

Lancor, R. (October 2014). Teaching problem solving using models and questions. (Workshop for Teaching Fellows.) Harvard University Physics Department, Cambridge, MA.

Lancor, R. (April 2014). How do I know that they are learning anything? An introduction to science education research. (Workshop for Teaching Fellows.) Harvard University Physics Department, Cambridge, MA.

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (April 2014). Using authentic, data-rich case studies to teach physics content and scientific practices. National Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Lancor, R. (April 2014). Using analogies to elicit student ideas about energy in physics, chemistry, and biology. National Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Lancor, R. & Lancor, B. (March 2014). Using authentic, data-rich case studies to teach physics content and scientific practices. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Annual Conference, Appleton, WI.