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Alberghi, Stefano; Foschi, Alessandro; Pezzi, Giovanni; Ortolani, Fabio – Physics Teacher, 2007
An activity called "Project Physics, a Classroom Without Walls" was started during the spring of 2003 at the amusement park in Mirabilandia (Italy). Many thousands of students from Italian middle and high schools are today participating in the initiative. Under the guidance of trained tutors, they perform physics experiments on some of…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Science Experiments, Middle School Students
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Dreon, Oliver, Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2005
Physics First has gained momentum across the country. Providing a radically different paradigm to teaching science at the high school level, the Physics First movement inverts the traditional science sequence by teaching physics to ninth grade students. One of the benefits of this change, supporters claim, is that it provides a foundation to teach…
Descriptors: Physics, Grade 9, Science Education, Educational Practices