Physics By Inquiry: Mechanics

Physics By Inquiry: Mechanics
Exploring principles of mechanics through scripted inquiry resulting in personal discovery of key principles and learning to teach through inquiry methods.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 105; or PHSCS 121
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 310
Course Outcomes

Constructivist Learning Model

Teach and learn physics using constructivist inquiry based modes of instruction.

Physics Teaching Using Technology

Be able to deliver laboratory instruction to students using only meter sticks and stopwatches (low tech data collection) and also using electronic probes (high tech data collection).

Use of Video and Computer Data collection techniques.

Development and Experience with of a Suite of Secondary Scho

Leave class with a suite of about 15 labs that they have completed and written up from the constructivist teacher model that they can use immediately in the 7-12 secondary physics classroom.

Development of Physics Pedagogic Teaching Skills

Develop teaching skills in using projects, practicums and lab experimentation that can be transferred to secondary schools when they are teachers.