2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS 130 Physics for Educators

This course covers general and fundamental areas of physical sciences that are important to educators.  Readings and assessments will address scientific principles and underlying relationships from various branches of physical sciences, including earth and space sciences.  In-class work revolves around some of the most common misconceptions of the physical sciences.  Students use inquiry skills as they: investigate phenomena; collect, interpret, and analyze data; and generate evidence-based arguments and explanations.  Students will explore and debate one current event topic where science, technology, and society intersect.