Physics Outreach Program
|Interactive physics shows for K-12 classes and assemblies at local schools and at City College||
Shows consist of a series of hands-on demonstrations that revolve around some theme, such as force and motion. The demonstrations are designed so that learning grows out of the experiences of the children. For example, students are timed navigating a bowling ball around an obstacle course using only a rubber mallet to tap the ball. Collisions with furniture (and classmates and teachers) amuse the children and invite strategies that will avoid the same pitfalls. A basic understanding of Newton's laws is developed. Similar activities with computer force probes and motion sensors as well as the always popular liquid nitrogen rocket are done. Students participate throughout as they make predictions or attempt to perform some challenging task. Activities are tied together and related to contemporary issues in science as students are encouraged into long-term participation in science learning.
For more information, contact:
Prof. Richard N. Steinberg; 212 650-5698 or 5617; firstname.lastname@example.org