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Session Number:
AB1
Time:
8:30m - 11:30am
Room Number:
M 1060
Speaker:
Barry Edgar
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Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV IV,
Title:
Science - From Concept To Demonstration To Experiment To Understanding
Topic:
How to do an experiment with Coulomb's Law in ways that schools can afford and students can understand. Teachers will have the opportunity to carry out these experiments. Please note start time.
Summary:
The Physics 30 curriculum mandates several lab exercises for students. One of the more difficult of these labs to get good results with is Coulomb's Law. I will show several ways to do a Coulomb's Law experiment that are inexpensive, quantitative, and understandable to students. The questions that teachers ask of the students doing the lab can foster critical thinking and increase achievement on exams.
Biography:
Barry Edgar retired from teaching after forty years (mainly physics, science, and math) with Edmonton Public Schools. His classes always had a strong lab component, which he feels develops critical thinking skills and makes the classes more enjoyable.
 

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