Trolling for Ideas

We have started a STEM initiative at our school. I am hoping to gain some traction for a conversation centered on a joint Physics/Calculus curriculum. We have two courses in place at our school that are joint teacher operations.  We have a course called Seminar that is co-taught by our history and english department chairs. We also have a course called Creative Spirit co taught by a studio art teacher and our music director. So, we have the vision in our school to create courses that break the mold a bit. I would love to try and launch a course combining physics and calculus ideas. I am certain that there are schools where such a program exists and I would love to have some curricular conversations along these lines. Anyone out there with ideas they’d love to share?

 

4 thoughts on “Trolling for Ideas”

  1. I’d love to hear about how this works out! We teach a double-period AP calculus BC/AP physics C course at my school, but I don’t think that’s quite what you have in mind. Maybe something like an applications of calculus (via physics or engineering) course?

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