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An Inquiry-based Course Using “Physics?” in Cartoons and Movies

Michael Rogers
The Physics Teacher -- January 2007 Volume 45, Issue 1 pp. 38-41

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Physics professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers“A truly smart classroom is where someone can be creative,” notes Michael “Bodhi” Rogers. Some people might not expect a physics professor to think in terms of creativity, but in this case they’d sell the professor short. Rogers not only thinks “outside the box,” he actually created the most innovative...

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Susan Allen-Gil presented, "Educating for Sustainability: Ithaca College" as the featured speaker at the Sustainability, Science, and Liberal Arts Colleges hosted by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation. NY, NY. November 2006

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At Ithaca College, students don't snooze through a stuffy lecture on magnetism, because they are engaged in doing physics instead of just listening to a professor talk. Faculty in the department of physics have committed themselves to a new technology-rich, active learning environment for all of their 100-level courses, which means no more lecture halls for introductory physics...

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ITHACA, NY—The Department of Physics will open its new Performance-Based Physics Laboratory on Friday, Oct. 13. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room 208 in the Center for Natural Sciences.
 
Formerly two traditional classrooms with chalkboards and rows of desks, the new space is equipped with technology-rich workstations that allow lecture, laboratory...

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