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Physics first

Hubert Schoot

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Hi All,

In the Netherlands there is an upcoming trend to speak of sciences in stead of biology. physics and chemistry in 12-16y education.

Here we have mostly biology in first year then in the second year a combination of physics and chemistry ending in a streamed choice for either biology or chemistry and physics for examination. I thought science was only a new name for old content.

But now I have read a new thing, "the physics first" movement. The idea I read was on an American website for a science method.

I am a Biologist and I think it is not wise to confront 12y olds with applied mathematics what physics in fact is. If you want to discourage a broad group with learning science you should do it this way.

Who is known with this physics first movement and can explain it to me?

Huub :o

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