Using OO diagrams for Lenz’s law

Lately I’ve been flirting with the modeling approach to physics and it has done some wonderful things for my lessons. Last week I decided to teach induction this in mind: I got my students to try out moving a magnet through coils with different turns and record their results. This is what they tried out: Change […]

Teaching the electric field and potential

A month ago or so I took to the net to ask for help modeling the electric field and potential. Many people came to the rescue. I’d like to especially thank Frank Noschesche (@fnoschese) and Dany Doucette (@danny_doucette) for their help and to apologise for the late reply: I got commissioned a new book that I […]

5 reasons your school should teach coding

Should schools teach coding? Ours does. A year ago our school decided to revamp its IT program. We decided that Microsoft Office belonged in the classroom, in context, and not as a disjointed activity. We renamed IT lessons “Computer Science” and we put a syllabus together. We decided to teach coding. These were our reasons for doing […]

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