Summary of Teacher Survey Results

Listed below are the questions asked on the Teacher Survey and the possible answers with a percentage indicating how many of the survey participants voted for that answer.

Physics Day

How many years have you attended USU Physics Day at Lagoon with your students?  Total valid responses: 78

0 yrs: 12% 1-3 yrs: 40% 4-6 yrs: 26% 7-10 yrs: 13% 10+ yrs: 10%

I feel the experience of Physics Day is worth the resources spent (school bus, taking time off from school, etc.).  Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 70% Agree: 28% Neutral: 1% Disagree: 0% Strongly Disagree: 1%

I consider Physics Day a good use of my time.   Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 68% Agree: 28% Neutral: 3% Disagree: 0% Strongly Disagree: 1%

I consider Physics Day to be more valuable than a day spent in lecture/lab. Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 55% Agree: 30% Neutral: 12% Disagree: 1% Strongly Disagree: 1%

I feel Physics Day applies to modern and useful physical concepts.
Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 61% Agree: 34% Neutral: 4% Disagree: 0% Strongly Disagree: 1%

I feel that students' educational time is well spent at Physics Day.
Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 43% Agree: 46% Neutral: 9% Disagree: 0% Strongly Disagree: 1%

I use Physics Day curriculum to supplement my classes and lectures.
Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 29% Agree: 41% Neutral: 26% Disagree: 3% Strongly Disagree: 1%

Do you use Physics Day as an educational tool or as a reward?
Total valid responses: 76

Educational Tool: 13% Reward: 14% Both: 71% Neither: 1%

How important are the prizes awarded at Physics Day to you?
Total valid responses: 76

Very Important: 21% Slightly Important: 55% Neutral: 12% Not Important: 12%

How important are the prizes awarded at Physics Day to your students?
Total valid responses: 76

Very Important: 51% Slightly Important: 33% Neutral: 11% Not Important: 5%

I personally enjoy Physics Day.
Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 74% Agree: 24% Neutral: 1% Disagree: 0% Strongly Disagree: 1%

Competitions/Activities

Participants rated the following activities and competitions on a scale from 1 to 10; 1 being the least useful as an educational tool, and 10 being the most useful:

Physics Bowl, the average response was:
Total valid responses: 66

7

G-Forces, the average response was:
Total valid responses: 69

7.1

Sky Drop, the average response was:
Total valid responses: 68

8

Ride Design, the average response was:
Total valid responses: 69

7.3

Logo Contest, the average response was:
Total valid responses: 67

6

Demo Design, the average response was:
Total valid responses: 68

6.5

Curriculum Design (for teachers), the average response was:
Total valid responses: 68

7.2


Participants voted for the top 3 curriculums they would like emphasized in the future. Listed in descending order by the number of votes.
Total valid responses: 70.3

51 votes for Energy
47 votes for Kinematics (laws of motion: velocity, acceleration, etc.)
44 votes for Forces
30 votes for Inertia/Momentum
15 votes for Wave Properties
8 votes for Reference Frames
6 votes for Thermal Physics
6 votes for Fluid Dynamics
3 votes for Atom Physics
1 votes for Other


I would be interested in a new competition that involved my entire class.
Total valid responses: 76

Strongly Agree: 34% Agree: 32% Neutral: 24% Disagree: 9% Strongly Disagree: 1%

Student Workbooks

How many years have you done the Student Workbook activities with your students?   Total valid responses: 75

0 yrs: 25% 1-3 yrs: 49% 4-6 yrs: 15% 7-10 yrs: 7% 10+ yrs: 4%

I use the "Create Your Own Workbook" option on the website to make workbooks for my students.  Total valid responses: 73

Strongly Agree: 11% Agree: 22% Neutral: 40% Disagree: 19% Strongly Disagree: 8%

On a scale of 1 to 10, participants rated the student workbooks; 1 being not useful at all and 10 being very useful.   Total valid responses: 72

The average response was: 7

I use specific examples from the student workbooks to supplement my classes.   Total valid responses: 72

Strongly Agree: 8% Agree: 39% Neutral: 42% Disagree: 8% Strongly Disagree: 3%

Which three of the following state core curriculum principles would you most like to see added to the workbooks?
Total valid responses: 66

50 votes for Energy
39 votes for Kinematics (laws of motion: velocity, acceleration, etc.)
39 votes for Forces
21 votes for Inertia/Momentum
16 votes for Wave Properties
11 votes for Reference Frames
9 votes for Fluid Dynamics
8 votes for Thermal Physics
5 votes for Atom Physics
0 votes for Other


Which three of the following Lagoon rides would you most like to see added to the student workbook?
Total valid responses: 57.7

39 votes for The Rocket
28 votes for Cliffhanger
21 votes for Tidal Wave
20 votes for Merry-Go-Round
17 votes for Samurai
15 votes for Log Flume
12 votes for Rattlesnake Rapids
12 votes for Sky Scraper
8 votes for Hydro Luge
1 votes for Other

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