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Physics as a Door into a STEM Education

Goal: the immediate goal is forming a group of enthusiast who believe (like I am) that learning physics is the instrument for attracting students into STEM related fields. Increasing the awareness of the public about the uniqueness of physics as a school subject positioned between the abstract world of mathematics and the world of actual phenomena.
The ultimate goal is bringing physics to all middle- and high- school students.
The Manifesto of the project is at http://www.teachology.xyz/MO.html
(In the broad sense this project should be viewed as is a part of my other project, but it has a more specific goal and a call for actions)

Methods: Social Engeneering

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Valentin Voroshilov
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It is commonly accepted that there are only two explanations for the current astronomical observations: 1. The Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is wrong; or 2. Dark matter and dark energy exist. However, there is the third option, based on the fact that everything we know about distant galaxies is based on the “visible amount of matter”. Note: there is a theory in which speed of photons may depend on their energy due to some quantum gravitational effects, but it is not applied to the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.
Valentin Voroshilov
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In his recent paper (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308568264_Analysing_the_Competency_of_Mathematical_Modelling_in_Physics) Prof. Redish analyses the set of mathematical skills physics students need to have in order to success in a physics course. He also touches methodology behind his analysis. As a practitioner, I have developed and successfully used for many years a hands-on approach to the problem of math in physics courses (and I have evidence that this approach has been appreciated by my students: www.GoMars.xyz/evvv.html).
Valentin Voroshilov
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Slides of a presentation given on 01/17/17 at Boston University Physics Department
” Physics as a Door into STEM Education ”: slides of a presentation given on 01/17/2017 at Boston University Physics Department (for the video go to www.GoMars.xyz/1717.html)
Valentin Voroshilov
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the immediate goal is forming a group of enthusiast who believe (like I am) that learning physics is the instrument for attracting students into STEM related fields. Increasing the awareness of the public about the uniqueness of physics as a school subject positioned between the abstract world of mathematics and the world of actual phenomena.
The ultimate goal is bringing physics to all middle- and high- school students.
The Manifesto of the project is at http://www.teachology.xyz/MO.html
(In the broad sense this project should be viewed as is a part of my other project, but it has a more specific goal and a call for actions)