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  Session: High School
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Engaging Students by Modernizing High School Physics Curriculum
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 4:40PM
  Author: Amber D. Henry,, Paradise Valley High School,
623-692-4301, MrsAmberHenry@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Many students have the perception that physics is only boxes on ramps and boring formulas from the 19th century. They believe there is nothing new or interesting going on in physics today. As teachers we must modernize our curriculum and show them today‚Äôs exciting world of physics. Particle physics and relativity are perfect for instilling awe in our students. The common sentiment is that these topics are too complex for high school students. In this talk I will discuss the successful modernization of the physics curriculum at Paradise Valley High School and how you can utilize the work of places like CERN and LIGO to engage and excite students.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Engaging Students by Modernizing High School Physics Curriculum.pdf

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