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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Mail Office
Science B 605
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
Tel: (403) 220-5385
Fax: 403) 289-3331

Undergrad Info:
Science B 605
(403) 220-8127

Teaching & Learning

Physics Education Development

Physics Education Development is a community of scholars dedicated to improving and enhancing learning effectiveness for students of physics or astronomy.  The group involves graduate students, post-doctoral research associates, and faculty members in projects ranging from:
  • Constructing web-based sundials for use by high school and university students and teachers
  • Developing and implementing improved learning paradigms for students in first year physics for non-physicist courses (our so-called labatorials)
  • Investigating ways to more clearly communicate more advanced physics concepts to students majoring in physics. Please feel free to contact us should you wish additional information on any of our initiatives
Visit our Physics Education Development web area to find out more.


Want to learn more about different areas of Physics and Astronomy?

Learn about our physics demontrations resources that cover topics such as Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics and Astronomy.

Visit our Demonstrations web area to find out more.

Teaching & Learning Resources for Faculty

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is committed to offering a world-class experience to its students. In order to fulfill this goal, the faculty continues to deploy material and human resources to ensure students’ needs and aspirations are met both inside and outside the classroom.

For this reason, our faculty has made a strategic commitment to develop and deliver an innovative teaching and learning program intended specifically for faculty members.

Visit the Faculty of Science Teaching and Learning website to find out more.