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ERIC Number: EJ876094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Introducing the USAYPT--Do Research in Your High School then Debate Your Results with Other Schools
Oldaker, Bruce G.; Jacobs, Greg; Bibilashvili, Tengiz
Physics Teacher, v48 n1 p48-51 Jan 2010
We introduce the USAYPT--the United States Association for Young Physicists Tournaments, Inc. Our motto is "Better teaching and learning by doing research in your high school." We believe that all high school teachers can improve their knowledge of physics by forming small groups that perform non-trivial--but not cutting edge--research. In order to drive that process, the USAYPT sponsors a yearly tournament at which student teams hold debates over the results of their teacher-guided research into four nontrivial physics problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A