Using Hands-on Learning to Engage in Physics at an Early Age
Advisor: Pooja Shrestha, Coordinator of First-Year Physics Labs
There is a big push for STEM in education, but we don’t see a lot that actually inspires children to follow a career in STEM. Far too often physics is thought of as a subject that is far too hard to understand - that you are only successful in physics if you are the next Einstein or Hawking. This project group, along with the support of the SU Physics club will work to create an elementary-aged mini-curriculum for a small traveling science circus with hands on demonstrations, to inspire in children the love of physics. This program is designed with the intention to expand and continue in the following years as a community project for the Physics Club.