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Tuesday, August 3 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop 1B: The Wonder of it All

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Teaching science rightly consists largely of conveying a body of knowledge and helping students develop problem solving skills.  I’ve found, though, that what students often retain best decades later – regardless of ultimate career choices – is a wide-eyed appreciation of the physical world around them and of the beauty and depth of the laws that describe or govern it.  Two ways we can foster this are by sharing our own childlike enthusiasm, and by delving into the subject as one of the humanities.  My aim is to share ways I’ve found myself doing this, and encourage others to do something similar.

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Thomas J. Ehrensperger (Tom)

Woodward Academy
I’m a lifelong (since age 6) “science nut” (astronomy and meteorology being “first loves”) who ended getting a B.S. in Physics from Georgia Tech (1982) and sticking around for an M.S. in Physics in 1984.  My concentration was in optics, and I might have gone on with more... Read More →

Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT