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Abstract Title: Using Skateboarding Experiential Learning to Teach Introductory College Physics Course
Abstract: Instructors teaching introductory college physics courses are in a unique position to explain physics in skateboarding and associated potential risks. Taking students to a skate park and measuring the impact forces together can enhance their understanding of physics in skateboarding, analytical thinking skills, and appreciation of physics in everyday life. Students can communicate with each other their practical experiences and learn preventative measures to avoid injuries.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B51

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Liang Zeng
The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 9566652169
Fax: 9566652423
and Co-Presenter(s)
Guang Zeng, Department of Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
George Garcia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley