ERIC Number: ED328122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Fun in Physics.
This document reviews a collection of activities conducted by the Department of Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University to excite young people about physics so that they will be more likely to consider physics as a career. The Society of Physics Students performs demonstrations of physics experiments for Virginia high school physics classes and elementary and middle school science classes, to explain the basic principles involved. The Department of Physics sponsors an annual physics show for middle school students. An annual workshop on physics teaching assembles high school physics teachers from Virginia to discuss improvements in physics teaching and possible recruitment of students into physics. An additional faculty activity is assisting public school students with their science projects. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, College Programs, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Experiments, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Outreach Programs, Physics, Program Descriptions, Recruitment, Science Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Physics.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth University
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 163-176.