Minds On Physics - the App is the mobile version of the popular Minds On Physics Internet Modules found at the publisher's website. Affectionately known as MOPs, this physics learning tool delivers a collection of questions that target students' misconceptions and misunderstandings. Immediate feedback, opportunities for self-correction, and question-specific help abound. MOPs blends the need for careful reading, logical reasoning, and physics understanding in an effort to produce a more confident and able physics student. Part 4 of the 6-part series includes the Static Electricity and the Work and Electric Circuits modules. There are 24 missions in all with nearly 600 questions. Each question includes one or more Tutorial screens that provide guidance on the question.
Serious students will enjoy the mental workout, the continuous feedback regarding answers, the chance to read tips and suggestions that are written specifically for each question, and the intelligent delivery of questions that target their commonly held misconceptions.
Teachers will appreciate the fact that the app promotes close reading, critical thinking, and the development of strong conceptual models. The app's ability to store student progress makes it ideally suited to use as a homework delivery system. The full complement of supporting resources at the publisher's website is an added benefit for teachers considering the use of the app with their classes.