Sat, Feb 19|
Why and How to Learn Physics?
For students Grades 5-10 and their parents. FREE workshop by Professor Man, Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University. Come learn from a Physics professor with fun hands-on activities and ask questions! It will greatly inspire kids’ interests and broaden their vision.
Time & Location
Feb 19, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
About the Event
"The art of Physics is critical thinking.
The art of Physics education is to learn through inquiry". --by Prof. Man
Host: Dr. Jiang Pu (Bio here) , Founder of NextGen Education
Guest speaker: Professor Man
- Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University
- Tenured full professor with 10+ years' of experience in teaching physics
- Published many papers in top scientific journals such as "Nature", "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences", "Physics Review Letters", and "Nature Communications"
- Passionate advoate for K-12 science education with scientific writing and outreach activities on frontier physics topics
Topic: Why and How to Learn Physics?
- Is physics that hard?
- Is physics “talent” inborn or acquired?
- In Germany and other countries, formal physics begins in the 7th grade. What did USA students miss?
- Why is physics special in providing critical-thinking and problem-solving training?
- How to plant the seed for the lifelong pleasure of finding things out?
- What are essential to master before taking AP physics?
- How is physics related to and different from math?
- Why shouldn't qualitative physics study rely on and wait for math study?
- How to plan for different physics study roadmaps based on different academic goals?
- What is wrong with physics education in the USA?
- How can we fix it for our kids?
- How to get kids interested in Physics? E.g. What is the science behind the first black-hole image in 2019? How to explain every year’s Physics Nobel Prize to the students?
Direct interactions with a research-active physics professor can greatly inspire kids’ interests and broaden their vision.