Saturday Physics for Everyone
|Title||Saturday Physics for Everyone: Everyone Loves Science|
|Speaker||Professor Mats A. Selen|
|Time:||10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
141 Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Department of Physics University of Illinois
217 244 2948
|Originating Calendar:||Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone|
Popular lecture. In this brief presentation I will showcase some really cool education & outreach efforts created by the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois. The Physics Van shows the fun of science to elementary school kids. The WhysGuy is a weekly science segment at a local TV station. Physics 123 is a hands-on physics course for elementary education students. smartPhysics is a tool used to flip intro physics classes all over North America, and IOLab is a gadget that could change the way we approach hands-on activities in these courses, as well as fostering communities of citizen scientists. All of these seemingly different projects are actually all very similar; they have, as their focus, the engagement of people with each other and with science, and they have all evolved in ways that we could never have anticipated.
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