Superheroes in my Physics Class

I am SO looking forward to developing my physics class for the upcoming year. And after seeing “The Incredible Hulk” this weekend, I’m all the more eager to get to work. There are so many great physics examples that can be pulled from the recent comic book movies. Superman, Spider-Man, The Hulk, and even The Fantastic Four.

Using The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios as my foundation, I’m planning on teaching an entire high school physics course using nothing but superheroes. Want to learn Newtonian motion? Look to Superman, Spider-Man and The Flash. How about electricity? Study Electro and Magneto.

In between all the reading for my Masters program (and it’s substantial!), I’ve been devouring comic books. I feel so 13 years old right now, *grin*.

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