Mike Schatz – Citizen Science

Tonight we talked with Mike Schatz about projects to involve more people doing science. He shared a lot of links to projects from around the world and we discussed how to get our students involved.

Here’s the link to the recording.

Note: next week we’re going to talk about how to get more Modern Physics topics into the HS curriculum. Come with ideas, questions, anecdotes, jokes, and reasons you think Mathematica is better than python (wait, you can skip that last one if you want).

Chase Martin (math and physics of juggling)

Tonight Chase talked to use about site-swap juggling and how the math and physics principles involved can work well as a classroom activity about both math creativity and trajectory dynamics.

Here’s the recording link.

Below are links to two documents Chase mentioned during the session.

The_Physics_of_Juggling.doc
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Siteswap_workshop_handout.docx
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Derek Muller (physics videos)

Last night we truly went global. Derek joined us from Australia and talked with us about addressing misconceptions using video. We talked about JayWalking, scaring little kids (just kidding, really just the legal issues of kids in videos), production value, misconceptions, and more!

Here’s the link.

Next week we’re going to talk about various ways to teach error propagation. Should be a blast, please join us! -Andy