Monday, February 13, 2012

SimInsights helps Seattle students engage deeply with Physics concepts

Michael Town,  Physics teacher at University Prep high school in Seattle, Washington, set an ambitious goal for his students to work on a project with simulations: every student was assigned to build their own simulations to challenge each other’s understanding of constant velocity and acceleration in 1 and 2 dimensions. The experience was deep, rich and open-ended, resulting in a greater variety of responses from students relative to a traditional activity. 

 Michael is a Knowles Science Teaching Fellow, and holds MS and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Washington, and MS in Teaching from Seattle University.

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