Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York, New York
October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018
October 27, 2018
A 2015 Gen-Z survey by Barnes & Noble Colleges showed that only about 12% students can learn in the tradition lecture setting. The college level physics courses in mechanics and electromagnetism in our community college usually have more than 90% engineering and technology students. One effective solution in the teaching of Gen-Z students would be the availability of hands-on project learning in an internship setting, rather than as part of a traditional course. The transformation of graduate school research projects such as Synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy, muon coincident events generated by cosmic ray bombardments, visualization of supercomputer simulations, etc. have been transformed to a level suitable for community college level internship projects with a translational extension for Science Talent Search projects suitable for high school students. The transformation includes the reading of poplar science magazines or web reviews at the high school physics level rather than the reading of the original publications, the procedural duplication of the lab experiments rather than the innovation of a new design and/or construction, and the analysis of the collected data in simple platforms like Microsoft Excel-VBA, Matlab, or elementary Python. The transformation and translation principles have been formulated using episodic future thinking and semantic memory learning models, with a parallelism to bilingual and bi-literate acquisitions in the learning of languages. The assessment of the resulting transformed and translated projects is discussed.
Cheung, T., & Shekoyan, V., & Riegel, K. A., & Taibu, R., & Kokkinos, D. S. (2018, October), Transformation of graduate school research projects to community college internship projects with translation to high school Science Talent Search projects Paper presented at 2018 Mid Atlantic Section Fall Meeting, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York, New York. https://peer.asee.org/31459
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