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Physics at the Art Museum

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Physics at the Art Museum


Mary Jo Grdina, Ph.D. (PI)
Associate Clinical Professor
School of Education


Subaru logo Subaru of America (SOA) Foundation
Amount of Award: $26,500


This project involves the designing of an iPad®1 app for “Physics at the Art Museum,” an interactive learning experience based on an existing walking tour available for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The app will bring to life three aspects of physics: Newton’s law, center of mass, and optics. With each, the app will make science more approachable, relevant, and compelling. Also, it will connect science to the arts, and physics to the familiar.