The nature of physics experiments (in the high school classroom) creates a perfect situation to allow students to generate their own testable questions. Many of the safety concerns that might exist in other disciplines can often be avoided when teaching classical physics, as the materials are much more benign. This catalyst was originally designed and tested in an SPH 3U classroom using the concept of friction, but it could be easily adapted to other classes and scenarios.
Over-arching Inquiry: How can an understanding of Mechanical Advantage and Mechanical Efficiency help to create a useful application for everyday life? (teacher note: you can always have students... read more
Written by Carleigh Lemke, Don Galbraith Award Winner 2019-20, Wilfrid Laurier University By exploring various substances and their effects on ice, through a structured inquiry approach, students... read more