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TAPT: Physics Games — Phun with Physics

NOTE: session postponed until after Christmas. Will be reposted when date confirmed.

Tuesday December 8, 2015; snacks 4:00, session 4:30 – 6:00
Staff Room, Agincourt CI (2621 Midland Avenue. Toronto)
Presented by Kathy DeNoble and Robert Prior
Games can be an excellent way to reinforce student learning. In this session, we will play three different games designed for kinematics, and discuss how they fit into the curriculum.

  • KineCards: A card game that builds position-time and velocity-time graphs of an object's motion. Players must play matching D-T and V-T segments while competing to end at different positions.
  • The Amazing Rally: An orienteering game that sends students around the school following a trail of clues. Players must draw and follow a vector diagram while maintaining a schedule, neither too fast nor too slow.
  • Space Battles: A 2D space miniatures game. Players pilot spaceships which use realistic vector acceleration and movement. Advanced options add combat and relative velocity.
Although this TAPT session focuses (naturally) on physics, we will also have non-physics games on display for those of you teaching other science courses.

As usual, we will have snacks and socializing time from 4:00 – 4:30. Please email Robert (robert.prior@tdsb.on.ca) to let him know that you are coming so we can be sure to have enough food. See you there!
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