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ERIC Number: EJ1091304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Alfred P. Gage and the Introductory Physics Laboratory
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v54 n3 p148-149 Mar 2016
This article is about a late 19th-century teacher of secondary school physics. I was originally interested in the apparatus that he sold. This led me to the physics books that he wrote, and these took me to his unusual ideas about ways to use laboratory time to introduce students to the phenomena of physics. More than 100 years later educational ideas have now come full circle, and it is time to bring Gage and his texts and ideas to 21st-century physics teachers.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A