Who And Why Should Learn Physics?
This post represents the transcripts of a short video, plus an appendix: Physics v. Computer Coding).
The video is available at: https://youtu.be/HgrfY_PJvKE
Hello I am Dr. Valentin Voroshilov. Since my graduation with my Masters in theoretical physics I’ve been teaching algebra based physics, calculus based physics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, even logic, and problem solving. I also have a PhD in education with the concentration in teacher professional development. I have developed and taught courses to middle and high school teachers. I also developed and taught a physics course for students with learning disabilities. So, I know a thing or two about teaching, and I am good at that. My website GoMars.XYZ provides all information about me (Why “GoMars”? Because it’s easy to remember!).
This link leads to an extensive presentation about the importance of study physics, including the project "The development of the uniform standard for measuring content knowledge in physics", which was used as the core for one of the proposals to the NSF Big Idea Machine.
From my syllabus (the full course is also available):
The links to all six my applications to the NSF 2026 Big Idea Machine (from August 31, 2018 to October 26, 2018):
1. Entry125253: High Frequency Data Streams in Education
2. Entry124656: objective measures of physics knowledge
3. Entry125317: National database teacher PD
4. Entry124655: role of NSF in funding education
5. Entry125719: The new type of a science course for science teachers.
6. Entry126205: The development of the uniform standard for measuring content knowledge in physics.