PAB visit (Nov/8/02): Pg
Physics 123: How The World Works
A science class for elementary education majors
Current “Physical Science” requirements is 2 Gen-Ed’s
Students usually take Nutrition & Geography
Most are very intimidated by “hard” science.
K-4 Education Standards say elementary school teachers should
know how to teach quite a bit of physics:
Properties of matter, forces & motion, heat, sound, light,
We are designing a new 3-hr “PS Gen Ed” class targeting these
students (about 150/year).
Using inquiry based teaching (working with Ed. College).
2 hour inquiry based lab (Monday)
Web based homework & instructor feed-back
1 hour lecture/discussion (Friday)