Community Outreach: science demonstrations

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Teaching Interests:

I am currently teaching introductory courses in Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, as well as a course that introduces various topics in science to Elementary Education majors. I believe it is important to apply the same approach to teaching that I have used in research. This means that I have to continuously modify my teaching pedagogy using scientific methods.  Accordingly, I am constantly improving my lecture style based on contemporary physics education research (PER).  In particular, I have adopted an active learning model; where, various PER techniques of “Just In Time Teaching” are applied. I have noticed a substantial improvement in the average normalized gain of student assessment performance on both the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM). I believe that this is a proper approach to address the changes in higher education and modernize the students’ classroom experience.

Current Courses:

General Physics II (PHY202)

Previous online podcast lectures:

Physics I w/o Calculus, Introductory Mechanics (entire semester), Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (entire semester):


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