Session #1

Event Title

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN PHYSICS CLASS - WITHOUT PROGRAMMING!

Grade Level

8th - 12th Grade : Science, Technology

Start Date

3-3-2023 8:30 AM

End Date

3-3-2023 9:30 AM

Description

Computational thinking and the use of computers to solve problems is rapidly becoming an indispensable skill, and physics class is one natural place to develop it. However, the perceived necessity of learning a programming language can deter both teachers and students from approaching this crucial topic. We will show how a simple spreadsheet can be used to solve remarkably complex physics problems, some of them analytically unsolvable, in just a few minutes. Attendees must bring a computer.

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Mar 3rd, 8:30 AM Mar 3rd, 9:30 AM

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN PHYSICS CLASS - WITHOUT PROGRAMMING!

Computational thinking and the use of computers to solve problems is rapidly becoming an indispensable skill, and physics class is one natural place to develop it. However, the perceived necessity of learning a programming language can deter both teachers and students from approaching this crucial topic. We will show how a simple spreadsheet can be used to solve remarkably complex physics problems, some of them analytically unsolvable, in just a few minutes. Attendees must bring a computer.