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PHYC 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Theory Of Multiple Intelligences, Models 1, Differentiated Instruction

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Department
Physics
Course Code
PHYC 101
Professor
Shakya
Lecture
1

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PHYC 101 Lecture
August 23, 2016
Points of Focus:
What is science?
What is physics?
The metric system
Notes:
What is science?
oMost definitions of science include action words (e.g. study, discover,
etc.)
oScience explains everything that we observe in our lives and help us
to predict the universe’s behavior.
oWe need models to explain phenomena & science is the process of
creating these models.
Types of models:
physical
gestural / visual
verbal / written
pictorial
numerical
graphical
mathematical (equations, etc.)
Potential problems with models
1. No model can represent a phenomenon EXACTLY, so it
made lead to assumptions.
You have to make compromises in how you
construct models.
2. Many people confuse scientific models with reality.
For example: ray model of light, flat maps of Earth,
etc.
Parallels between scientific models and teaching
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multiple intelligences
differentiated instruction
various learning styles
What is physics?
o“hard” science
oPart of everyday life
oTopics covered:
motion
forces
light
electricity
waves
magnetism
energy
oRelationships and transformations among matter and energy.
Metric System (meters, grams, liters, seconds, etc.)
oYou must match the unit you use with the correct type of
measurement..
oBased on the decimal system (base 10).
oPretty much everyone uses this system, except for America.
Thousands Ones Hundreds Thousandths
km m cm mm
kg g cg mg
kL L cL mL
oMeters ---- length & distance
mm = thickness of a dime
cm = width of an average paperclip or your fingernail
m = width of a doorway
km = 10 football fields (1.6km = 1 mile)
oGram ---- mass (solid)
mg = grain of salt
g = paperclip
kg = 6 apples / 2 lbs.
oLiters ---- mass (liquid)
2L = soda
mL = one drop
oChanging Units
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multiply or divide by a power of 10
Greater to Lesser: multiply
Lesser to Greater: divide
oTime ----
seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, etc.
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