Physics For Everyone . Mats Selen, UIUC Nov/4/04. UIUC Physics Outreach: Be Proud!. Saturday Physics Honors 12 th year ! Very popular; high attendance. Physics Van 11 th year ! Over 62,000 people have seen a show Big presence on web (van.hep.uiuc.edu):
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Physics For Everyone
Mats Selen, UIUCNov/4/04
Two Other Efforts (i.e. this talk):
Not your grandfathers physics class !
So, what counts as a “Physical Science” ??
In addition to the obvious (Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry), these do:
Elementary Ed students typically take Food Science and Nutrition and Geography(or Geology) to satisfy their PS requirement
Contrast this with the K-4 National Standards:www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/html/6c.html
Q:Where will the teachers learn all this stuff ?
Methods used are consistent with the way they will ultimately teach their own classes.
* Student projects
Appropriate Scope (?)
1.Uncertainty and the Nature of Science
2.Atoms and the States of Matter
3.Heat and Temperature
4.Mass, Weight and Balance
5. Volume, Density, Floating, & Sinking
6.Measuring and Graphing Motion
7.Simple Forces & Newton's Laws
11.Magnets & Motors
Our picks for now
Who are the students?
Appreciation for concepts without math.
Got this idea about half way through the semester…
This question always gets very interesting results:
This is a great opportunity to show students “how to figure out”the answer to questions they will get from their class some day.
Click here to see web page…
OK – I admit this is a bit stupid - but it’s a good excuse to do cool demos