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Paper: QIS for High Schoolers: Exploring Spin First Methodologies
Volume: 533, ASP 2021: Sharing Best Practices – AstronomyTeaching and Public Engagement
Page: 181
Authors: Schiller, J.; Brereton, P.
Abstract: Quantum Information Science (QIS) and applied technologies such as quantum computing and quantum communication are emerging technologies deemed critical to the future technical workforce and economy (National Strategic Overview For Quantum Information Science, {\small}). Generally, the concepts of QIS are outside the contents of study in most high school physics classes, however, recent progress has been made in developing high school accessible curricula. High School Physics Teacher John J. Schiller, Jr., and US Naval Academy Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Peter G. Brereton will share their recent experience piloting a “spin first” style high school primer into QIS for the hybrid classroom of face-to-face and online participants. Utilizing materials and texts available via open source (Perry et al. 2020, arXiv:1905.00282v2), Mr. Schiller and Dr. Brereton, have implemented an introduction to QIS based on developing the concepts of qubits, entanglement, and quantum communication.
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