Teaching Physical Science through Technology is a new 3-credit laboratory-and-lecture based course designed to serve as an introduction to the teaching of physical science concepts at the middle school level. Physical science phenomena are presented through investigations of commonly known applications of technology and focus on the Virginia Science Standards of Learning for 6th Grade Science and the Physical Science courses. Topics include matter, gravity, mechanics, heat, optics, electricity and magnetism, and computers as seen in their roles in common devices. The development of the course includes assessment from six semesters, collaboration with other institutions including the Science Museum of Virginia, and an 800 page text written by Adam Niculescu.
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Niculescu, V. A, and Hagan, D. B.
"Teaching Physical Science Through Technology: Middle School VCU PHY 591,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 2
, Article 31.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol2/iss2/31