Hawley Contributes Lesson Plans to Online Physics-Teaching Web Service

Assistant Professor of Physics  Scott Hawley has contributed lesson plans to the Valve (Software) Corporation online physics-teaching web service www.teachwithportals.com. Since last summer Hawley has worked with Leslie Redd, Valve Corporation’s director of education and outreach, on this project. Hawley’s written two great lesson plans for high school students about Portal “Bouncing” and Oscillations and Simple Harmonic Motion and Hooke’s Law. The lessons show students how to compare and contrast oscillation behavior as it adheres to the game world’s laws of physics versus those of our own. Austin Guthrie, a Belmont physics and mathematics double major, is also mentioned in the introduction to the lesson plans.