Hands-on Physics 1 – Mechanics and Waves (Workshop)

In this workshop, participants will build two classroom demonstrations/experiments using low-cost, easy to obtain materials. This workshop will focus on mechanics and waves, consisting of a projectile motion experiment and a standing sound wave experiment. After building each experiment, participants will work in groups to create a concise yet complete explanation of the physics behind that experiment.  They will also develop teaching materials for each experiment (e.g. guided inquiry questions or practice problems related to each experiment). Click Here for Learning Outcomes.

Prerequisite: None

Sequential Offerings:
Hands-on Physics 2 – Electricity and Magnetism and Light

Saint Mary’s College

Instructor: Matt Becker
mbecker@saintmarys.edu

Credit Hours: 6 PGP

Date: 3/7/2020 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Location: Face-to-Face at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN, Science Building Room B15

Teacher Level: Grade 6-12