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Abstract Title: Development of an inquiry-based module on energy for precollege teachers
Abstract: The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington is in the preliminary stages of developing a new Physics by Inquiry module on energy. This module is intended to increase preservice and inservice precollege teacher content knowledge and illustrate important features of the nature of science. Our current investigation focuses on developing and testing experiments that students and teachers can perform to help motivate the idea of mechanical energy and energy conservation.
Footnote: This work has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-0733276.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Brian M Stephanik
University of Washington
Campus Box 351560
Seattle, WA 98195-1560
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Peter S Shaffer, University of Washington
Lillian C McDermott, University of Washington