Foster small group active learning environment in which students explore and discover the laws of physics in a state of the art laboratory. Students develop connections that link fundamental concepts in physics with phenomena covered in their biology, chemistry and Earth science classes. Provide out-of-classroom experiences in space science and teacher training through WOU’s membership in the NASA/Oregon Space Grant Consortium.
Apply reasoning and problem solving skills to scientific investigations.
Combine graphical and numeric information to produce mathematical models.
Proficiently instruct high school level students in physics theory and applications.