While advances in instrumentation physics have made many areas more accessible to undergraduate physics laboratories, other areas are still beyond reach. Open data sets and simulations can open up some other frontiers of physics, such as Space Physics and Astronomy. In this talk, I will give an overview of some resources for open data and simulations, and then describe my experiences using these tools in both introductory and advanced labs in our curriculum.
This presentation is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution license - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ .
Crumley J. 2013. Using open datasets and simulations in laboratories. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers Meeting; October 26, 2013; University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.