ERIC Number: EJ945558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Active Learning in Fluid Mechanics: Youtube Tube Flow and Puzzling Fluids Questions
Hrenya, Christine M.
Chemical Engineering Education, v45 n2 p114-119 Spr 2011
Active-learning exercises appropriate for a course in undergraduate fluid mechanics are presented. The first exercise involves an experiment in gravity-driven tube flow, with small groups of students partaking in a contest to predict the experimental flow rates using the mechanical energy balance. The second exercise takes the form of an end-of-semester group project, in which groups are assigned puzzling questions in everyday fluids. Related materials are available for widespread, efficient use via the Internet.
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Active Learning, College Science, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Science Activities, Group Activities
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cee.che.ufl.edu/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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