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Laws, Priscilla W.; Willis, Maxine C.; Sokoloff, David R. – Physics Teacher, 2015
This article describes the 25-year history of development of the activity-based Workshop Physics (WP) at Dickinson College, its adaptation for use at Gettysburg Area High School, and its synergistic influence on curricular materials developed at the University of Oregon and Tufts University and vice versa. WP and these related curricula: 1) are…
Descriptors: Workshops, Physics, Educational History, High 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