Three recent articles related to science education may be of interest to our readers.
- The first, an article in The Physics Teacher by Andrew G. Duffy of Boston University, introduces his collection of new simulations for use in teaching physics. Many of these have been indexed in our own Directory of Simulations as well, and it is very much worth checking out his collection site https://tinyurl.com/HTML5sims and given the article a read to learn more about their development. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1119/10.0006921
- The next article, in Physics Today, is a collaboration by Brad Conrad of SPS, AIP research fellow Rachel Ivie, and Patrick Mulvey and Starr Nicholson of AIP’s Statistical Research Center. They explore the latest results on how COVID-19 has impacted undergraduate physics students, and steps we can take to support them. They note that the impact has been greatest on already underrepresented groups. https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.5.20211102a/full/
- The third, an article in Science in School by Ed Walsh of Collins Learning in the UK, explores the art and science of demonstrations and their use in the classroom. https://www.scienceinschool.org/article/2021/art-science-demonstration/