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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon


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Playing the Game of Science
  Location: Neuberger Hall 241
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $35.00
Nonmember: $60.00
  Sponsor: Committee on History and Philosophy in Physics
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): David Malone, maloney@ipfw.edu
  Co-Leader(s): Mark Masters Physics Department IPFW
  Description One dilemma that is experienced in science classes is helping students understand how science works, what makes an activity scientific, and the characteristics of scientific reasoning. In an activity inspired by a quote from The Feynman Lectures on Physics, participants will use a strategy-game based analog of scientific reasoning to examine aspects of the nature of science. Participants will be given the playing pieces, the game board, and the histories of two players' moves while playing the game several times. Through the activity, and by using a variety of games, students can experience important scientific processes. The workshop will explore three different games that feature different aspects of scientific reasoning. We will also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the activity as well as ideas for additional variations.
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