TAPT: Playing with the New Physics Practicals Room at U of T
September 19, 2015 Filed in: Announcements
Host: Jason Harlow
Monday Nov. 9
U of T McLennan Physical Labs, 255 Huron St. Toronto
4:00 – 6:00 (Refreshments 4-4:30)
At this session, you will get a chance to visit our new “Practicals” room where our physics majors do their weekly activities. I’ll be sharing my experiences teaching physics by having university students work through activities in teams of 3 or 4 – rather than the lectures that you probably experienced. You will get to play – just as the students do – with three physics toys. Using “Poppers”, you will work through an inquiry-based lesson based on the different forms of energy and how energy can be transformed from one form to another. Next you will try out our good quality yo-yos and work through a lesson based on friction, work and torque. Finally, you will use a Cartesian Diver, to explore pressure, volume and buoyancy force. There will be lot of time for questions and discussions of how to make the high school-university transition smoother for our students.
As usual, we will have snacks and socializing time from 4:00 – 4:30. Please email Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know that you are coming so we can be sure to have enough food. See you there!