Integrating Energy, Equity, and Place in High School Physics
Energy Theater is a dynamic, full-body activity that engages students in representing the flow of energy in various phenomena, such as a light bulb glowing steadily or a refrigerator cooling food. In Energy Theater, each participant acts as a unit of energy that has one form at a time; regions on the floor are objects in a physical scenario, and participants move from one region to another to demonstrate the flow of energy among objects.
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integrating energy and equity in high school physics.
Energy is a foundational concept of physics and plays an integral role in a web of sociocultural realities, economic issues, and public policies. The Energy and Equity Portal supports high school teachers in teaching a robust model of energy, grounded in the NGSS, and also intentionally constructed to support engagement with current sociopolitical issues.
Using the resources and community provided in the Portal, teachers explore energy learning as a means for promoting discussions of energy justice and energy equity globally and in our local communities. By developing a model of energy in physics that is fully aware of how science is sociocultural, teachers and students create science concepts informed by their cultural worlds and educational priorities. Check out the classroom-ready teaching tools and enjoy a dynamic and compassionate professional learning community!
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