Asee peer logo

It’s Not Rocket Science: The Flipped Classroom in Space Mechanics

Download Paper |


2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Classroom Strategies – New Engineering Educators Division

Tagged Division

New Engineering Educators

Page Count




Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors


Kaela Martin Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

visit author page

Kaela Martin is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus. She graduated from Purdue University with a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and is interested in increasing classroom engagement and student learning.

visit author page


Jonathan Mark Gallimore Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

visit author page

Dr. Jonathan Gallimore is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Behavioral and Safety Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott) with expertise in research methods, statistical analyses, cognitive psychology, and experimental psychology. In 2013, Dr. Gallimore received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University and conducts transportation research. His current teaching / research interests focus on classroom technology, gamification, and active learning strategies that promote student engagement.

visit author page

Download Paper |


Flipping the classroom, or having students watch video lectures before coming to class and spending time in class working on homework problems, has become a popular technique within higher education. This paper compares students’ performance in a flipped classroom to a more traditional classroom. Among three sections of the flipped classroom, the average final grade of students in the flipped classroom was 6.29, 9.01, and 10.49 percentage points higher than students in the traditional classroom.

Martin, K., & Gallimore, J. M. (2018, June), It’s Not Rocket Science: The Flipped Classroom in Space Mechanics Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--29641

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2018 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015