Action Science:  Relevant Teaching and Active Learning

Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning

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Put student engagement on the fast-track

Think action sports like skateboarding and BMX have nothing to do with physical science? Think again, especially as they relate to fundamental physics concepts like motion, force, and simple machines—not to mention the problem solving required. What’s more, because kids will want to, observing action sports is a perfect vehicle for promoting self-directed and collaborative learning . . . with Action Science as your driver’s manual.

Through a combination of book and video, Bill Robertson provides all the materials you’ll need to get started, with the NGSS very much in full view. Inside and outside, you’ll find:

  • Detailed instructional methods on momentum, center of gravity, inertia, and centrifugal and centripetal forces
  • Hands-on classroom activities and experiments, including some utilizing common household materials
  • Captivating video via QR codes of top professional and amateur extreme sports athletes demonstrating authentic, high-flying maneuvers

Robertson, an associate professor in science and technology education at the University of Texas at El Paso--and an avid skateboarder—has extensively piloted the Action Science program. It works!

Additional Information

Author William H. Robertson
Publisher Corwin Press
Publication Date 2014
Edition No
Pages 104
ISBN13 9781452256566