John Twelves, a Senior Constable and Technical Traffic Collision
Investigator in the South Bruce Detachment, has been an Ontario
Provincial Police Officer for 23 years. He has taken extensive
courses in this field, and served as an expert witness in
numerous court cases. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the
Canada Wide Science Fair, where a number of his students have
received awards. He has presented the physics of traffic collisions
in schools, because it forms a fine ISP project, as well as
demonstrating some real life examples.. He will be at the
CWSF in Calgary, promoting his Region's bid to hold the CWSF.
A graduate of McMaster University with a degree in Physics
and biology, he is a World Class Giant Pumpkin Grower with
a personal best of 633 pounds.
The Physics of Law
New Curriculum Teaching
Ideas for Secondary School Physics Teachers
The Ontario Provincial Police is a leader in
the field of Technical Traffic Collision Investigation and
Reconstruction. The physics used by the police demonstrates
the practical application of physics that is now being taught
in Ontario's schools. I have found that students, including
my own children, complain that there isn't any practical application
for the math and physics that they are learning in school.
By the end of my little chat,
I hope to leave you with several ideas for teaching physics
using practical demonstrations that will capture your student's
attention and peak their interest in physics.