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November 25th, 2009

Questions for the Author of The Physics of Superheroes

Abstract:
PM: Why do you think comic books are a good teaching tool as compared to the way physics is typically taught?
JK: Well, the standard method of teaching physics works well for many students. But there are many students who are interested in science, who will never become scientists or engineers, but will be citizens and voters the rest of their life. These students are often insecure in their abilities in science and mathematics. Their nervousness can sometimes interfere with learning—but if you start off talking about Spider-Man or Superman, the same shields do not automatically spring up. As these students will be called upon in the coming years to have informed opinions about such scientific and technological issues such as climate change, alternative energy, nanoscience, and genetic manipulation, the more basic science these voters possess, the better the decisions they will make.

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