Physics 21: Science from Superheroes to Global Warming
Have you ever wondered if Superman could really fly? What was Spiderman's spidey sense? How did Wonder Woman's invisible jet work? What does it really mean for something to be a scientific "fact"? Explore how science works and what constitutes "good" science through case studies drawn from a wide spectrum of people's experience, for example superheros, movies, and real world issues such as global warming. The case studies will provide the chance to act as science critics as the students develop a better appreciation for science and the scientific method.
Author Dennin, Michael Title Professor Department Physics and Astronomy
Michael Dennin, Professor of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine
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