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A-1 Teaching Fields in Introductory Physics

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services - IMSA Campus - Aurora

Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506

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What's Included

The concept of a field is integral to all areas of contemporary physics - perhaps as fundamental a concept as energy. Fields are mentioned in several NGSS standards and essential to understand physics at an advanced level. However, fields are not difficult and can be taught in an introductory course with minimal math. Students who understand the basic concept early should have less difficulty understanding electric and magnetic fields in later classes. I will discuss our implementation of a fields unit in our introductory physics course and give examples of simple labs and exercises to help students understand this basic concept.

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The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.

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