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University of Kentucky
Joseph P. Straley
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Physics course for prospective elementary teachers
This course is required of education undergraduates. The course uses McDermott's Physics by Inquiry as well as materials we have developed for Lab-Aids and the on-line courses. It's very much a hands-on inquiry course, held in a laboratory style room.
Online courses for middle school teachers
These are hands-on online physical science courses for elementary and middle school teachers based on engaging classroom activities. Teachers work at their own sites, and at their own pace, with a kit of inexpensive materials. Graduate credit is available.
Under development are four corresponding classroom kits that are being marketed by LabAids, Inc. There are now 4 modules: Investigating Light, Color and Spectrum, Reflection and Refraction, and Force and Motion.
The Physics Zoo, a set of hands-on stations, goes out to schools, libraries, and other public places in Lexington, KY region.