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Is there a way to engage typical physics undergraduates in a conversation about under-represented groups in physics that doesn't result in rolled-eyes or fingers-in-the-ears? The Society of Physics Students (SPS) has begun an experiment using a jeopardy-like game at physics meetings in an attempt to generate conversations about diversity. The physics jeopardy game is part of a "Future Faces of Physics" kit that includes a variety of materials that are of interest to those wanting to address under-represented audiences in physics, such as video clips exhibiting common physics words in sign language, tactile representations of the lunar surface for blind students,guidelines regarding lab procedures for the wheel-chair bound, and the book, Einstein on Race and Racism with a challenge letter directed at SPS chapters from the authors. While attempts to assess the impact of the game are modest, we report anecdotally some of the qualitative features seen in the discussions when the game is played. We also strive to indulge in a few physics jeopardy game moments to give a sense of how the game works.  If you are hosting a meeting, large or small, and would like to receive this kit for use at your meeting, notify Kendra Rand, SPS Program Coordinator at krand@aip.org.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 38-41
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021267
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021267
PACS:
01.75.+m 01.40Fk 01.40.G- 01.40.gb 01.50.F- 01.40.J-
Keywords:
PERC 2008, diversity, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, laboratory techniques, research and development management, student experiments, under-represented groups in physics
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Metadata instance created September 8, 2008 by Jenny Rempel
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K. Rand and G. White, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7982&DocID=699).
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K. Rand and G. White, An Idea for Generating Diversity Conversations: Physics Jeopardy and the Future Faces of Physics Kit, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7982&DocID=699>.
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Rand, K., & White, G. (2008, July 23-24). An Idea for Generating Diversity Conversations: Physics Jeopardy and the Future Faces of Physics Kit. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7982&DocID=699
Chicago Format
Rand, Kendra, and Gary White. "An Idea for Generating Diversity Conversations: Physics Jeopardy and the Future Faces of Physics Kit." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7982&DocID=699 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Rand, Kendra, and Gary White. "An Idea for Generating Diversity Conversations: Physics Jeopardy and the Future Faces of Physics Kit." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 38-41 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7982&DocID=699>.
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