ERIC Number: EJ1074863
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Publication Date: 2015-Oct
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Teaching the Delightful Laws of Physics in a Survey Course
Hewitt, Paul G.
Physics Teacher, v53 n7 p394-395 Oct 2015
How physics can be made interesting is a question that needs no answer. That's because physics is interesting! It's a field of study jam-packed with fascination and wonder. The general public has an enormous thirst for physics knowledge, as indicated by the great numbers who purchase science magazines and books and watch "NOVA" and other science specials. A related question, how to make a physics "course" interesting, is something that we "can" answer. All we have to do is present physics at a proper pace in the language of the learner. My adage has always been that if the first course in physics is delightful, the rigor of a follow-up course will be welcomed.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Scientific Principles, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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