Professor Debora M. Katz
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis MD, 21402
Physics in Fiction:
I started teaching Physics in Fiction in the fall of 2016. In this one-credit course we discussed the physics in the novels Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin and Split Second by Douglas E. Richards, the motion picture Interstellar and an unpublished novella . Here are student comments. Click on each photo to read complete student evaluation.
The Centennial Bulb has been illuminated for over 110 years. My students and I have run some tests on its sister bulbs.
External Links and References to Case Studies and Project-based Learning:
Roger Schank advocates completely rethinking education. He proposes entirely project-based curricula.
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science has a collection of cases.
Colorado State University has a nice one-page introduction to using case studies in education. From the main page, click on the site index, and find “case studies (writing guide)”.