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  Session: Post-Deadlne Poster
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Energizing Physics: Results from a 2-year Pilot Project
  Meeting: 2013 Summer Meeting: Portland, Oregon
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:30AM
  Author: Stephen Scannell
Gresham High School/Portland State University
503-512-0231, sgscannell@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Energizing Physics is an introductory physics course for the high school level designed to incorporate several approaches shown to improve student understanding of physics. These include a modeling approach to develop conceptual and quantitative understanding, a focus on depth vs. breadth, the use of learning targets and formative assessment strategies, and project-based learning, including hands-on projects that utilize the engineering design process, and smaller research projects that develop students' understanding of today's energy issues. Preliminary results and thoughts from a two-year pilot project (concluding in August 2013) will be shared.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT 2013 Poster 7-15 pdf.pdf

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