Integrating Energy, Equity, and Place in High School Physics
Pedagogical Methods Used
Education Research and Pedagogy Expertise
Years teaching physics
Describe the courses that you teach
I teach Environmental Physics, AP Physics 1, and Earth Science. Environmental Physics is a course that I adapted from working with my esteemed mentor David Gewanter. It is a course designed to challenge students in ways that aren't commonly found in a high school physics class (students sleep outside in winter without a fire to learn thermodynamics, design a 3-D model of a passive house, etc). AP Physics 1 and Earth Science are more standardized courses, but I find ways to incorporate issues of equity into the curriculum to make those subjects more relevant to student's lives and to stress the role of science outside of classrooms.
What is your approach to integrating equity into physics instruction?
Connecting your Actions to the amount of CO2 released.In-class activity, Project, Instructor supplement
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