SRU's Physics and Engineering department offers a course that is activity-based and discussion-oriented. The course has minimal formal lecturing and all class sessions will take place in the lab. Students will be primarily responsible for their own learning. For this type of learning environment, students become aware of how their own initial ideas are challenged and (perhaps) changed and how they came to understand and believe certain alternative ideas.
This class will help you develop a deep understanding of physics ideas that can be used to explain interesting phenomena, and are included in the elementary school science curriculum. It will also help you practice and develop an understanding of how knowledge is developed within a scientific community and help you become more aware of how your own physics ideas change and develop over time, as well as how the structure of the learning environment and curriculum facilitate these changes.