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Year: 1995 – Province: Quebec

Regional Recipient

Yvon Lapointe

Students in Yvon Lapointe's Secondary 5 (Grade 11) physics classes at Polyvalente Sainte-Thérèse in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, are expected to learn the qualitative aspects of science as well and the quantitative ones. Students can become very good at problem-solving, Mr. Lapointe explains, without ever really grasping the concepts behind the physics they are using. To remedy this, the students often participate in practical demonstrations that show the relationship between the numbers on the textbook page and reality.

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