Physics 21: Science from Superheroes to Global Warming (English)

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Please click on the green button to begin course and login as "guest." 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 change to act as science critics as the students develop a better appreciation for science and the scientific method.

Physics & Astronomy Dept. | Physical Sciences Sch. | University of California, Irvine
Keywords: global warming,scientific method,case studies,science of superheroes,classical mechanics,physics
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Michael Dennin
Physics & Astronomy

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