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Abstract Title: Physics teachers integrating social justice with science content
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: In this study, we showcase the various ways high school physics teachers make connections between science content and social justice, pushing the boundary of what is counted as science content by bringing social justice engagement to the center of science learning. We analyze lessons submitted by eighteen high school physics teachers who participated in a professional development program that supported the integration of equity into their science teaching. Three themes represent teachers' approach toward integrating social justice in their science lessons: (1) investigating the nature of science in specific science concepts and re-evaluating/redefining science concepts, (2) connecting students' everyday activities with science and global social justice issues, and (3) using science knowledge to engage with and advocate for social justice issues in students' local communities.
Session Time: Virtual Poster Session
Poster Number: V-2
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Tra Huynh
University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: 9713309614
and Co-Presenter(s)
Kara E. Gray, Seattle Pacific University
Lauren C. Bauman, University of Washington-Seattle
Jessica Hernandez, University of Washington-Bothell
Lane Seeley, Seattle Pacific University
Rachel E. Scherr, University of Washington-Bothell