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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Learning Physics While Practicing Science
  Location: RS G21
  Date: Saturday, Jul.30
  Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Price: Member: $115.00
Nonmember: $140.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges
  Leader(s): Eugenia Etkina, David Brookes, Alan van Heuvelen,
  Co-Leader(s): David Brookes, Alan Van Heuvelen
  Description Participants will learn how to modify introductory physics courses to help students acquire a good conceptual foundation, apply this knowledge effectively in problem solving, and develop the science process abilities needed for real life work. We provide tested curriculum materials including: (a) The Physics Active Learning Guide with 30 or more activities per chapter for use with any textbook in lectures, recitations, and homework; (b) a website with over 200 videotaped experiments and associated questions for use in lectures, recitations, laboratories, and homework; and (c) a set of labs with inexpensive equipment that can be used to construct, test, and apply concepts to solve practical problems. During the workshop we will illustrate how to use the materials not only in college and high school physics courses but also in courses for future physics teachers to have an explicit emphasis on using the processes of science and various cognitive strategies.
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