Integrating Energy, Equity, and Place in High School Physics

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Energy and Equity Team


Kara Gray

Educational Interests

1. Supporting teachers to change the way they think about and teach energy. This includes thinking about how to integrate equity into their energy instruction. 2. Supporting undergraduates to learn how to teach their near peers.

Describe the courses that you teach

Most of my physics courses are focused on conceptual physics. I teach a two-quarter long physics course for future elementary teachers. I also teach a physics course for non-science majors who need to fulfill a general education requirement.

What does it mean to you to integrate science and equity?

My focus is on helping students recognize the ways that their physics understanding can help them understand topics in their everyday lives and can help them fight for change in their community.

What else would you like to share with others in this learning community?

I love talking with people about what they are trying in their classes. I also love finding new ways to help my students use their physics knowledge

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Science in the News Reflective Essay

Remote Learning, Homework, In-class activity

This homework assignment (with optional class debrief) encourages students to see the connection between science and their interests.

Culturally Responsive Teaching, Place-based Education, Socio-political Issues, Identities


Kara Gray

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