I’m John Boyce, Education Director at iFLY SF Bay. I’m in charge of iFLY’s STEM education program, and I use a 1000 horsepower vertical wind tunnel as a classroom and laboratory. This unique invention provides airflows approaching 48 million standard liters/minute, at true airspeeds up to 200 mph (90 m/s). Continue reading “iFly SF Bay educator open house”
If you’re a high school teacher looking to collaborate with other physics teachers with an open agenda, you may want to attend AAPT this summer. Kelly O’Shea is one of the organizers, and here’s her review of it:
“How great would it be to have a day at AAPT that was designed to be totally collaborative and interactive? Where you could decide on that day what you were excited to share with other high school physics teachers? Where you had time and space to work together on a new idea?
Pretty great, right? Yes, amazingly great. And how about if it only cost $20 to attend? And if that included food for breakfast and lunch?”
There are hands-on Vernier workshops coming to our area, and seats are still available.
Data-collection Workshop in Santa Clara, CA
- Monday, April 27, 2015
- 4:00 – 8:00 PM
- Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
- Details and registration »
Data-collection Workshop in San Francisco, CA
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- 4:00 – 8:00 PM
- Courtyard San Francisco
299 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
- Details and registration »
Join us to learn how to integrate our data-collection technology into your science curriculum. You will have the opportunity to explore our award-winning sensor interface, the Vernier LabQuest.
Vernier Software & Technology
PS. Our local Vernier contact is long-time NCN AAPT member Clarence Bakken, who you can reach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help the Exploratorium celebrate their 2nd anniversary at Pier 15 on April 17. Share what you love most about our new home for a chance to win a lifetime Dual Explorers membership and a $500 gift card to the Exploratorium Store.
Share your favorite exhibits, views, and memories of Pier 15 for a chance to win a lifetime of exploration, curiosity, and creativity.
Complete details here: http://exploratorium.tumblr.com/post/114682402009/2nd-year-at-the-pier-instagram-contest
You and your students are cordially invited to the 2015 The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) Open House on Stanford campus.
Talks, Movie of the Universe, Planetarium Dome, Sun and Stargazing and much more.
Free hot dogs, snacks and beverages and raffle drawing for a chance to win great prizes.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Continue reading “2015 The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) Open House”
PASCO is hosting our spring 2015 conference at their headquarters in Roseville. In addition to our usual amazing speakers, share and tell, and networking, we will also have the opportunity to see “behind the scenes” at PASCO and see some of their latest implements for our classrooms. We are also pleased to have Alex Filippenko, famed Berkeley astronomer/astrophysicist, as our keynote speaker.
Video of Alex Filippenko at TedXBerkeley
As usual, we will have a Friday evening social and brief program. PASCO will give a brief presentation on their history and some of their recent product developments (click the “View details” link below for more details).
Saturday will include a Poster Session (introduced with a great success at our conference last fall at CCSF), share and tell, discussion groups, our keynote speaker, and another option for tours of PASCO for those who couldn’t attend Friday evening (click the “View details” link below for more details). Lunch and breakfasty snacks are included with registration.
The complete schedule is available on our registration page, so click here now 🙂
Our fall 2014 meeting will be at the City College of San Francisco this November. There will be a social event on the night of the 14th followed by a full day on Saturday the 15th. Our keynote speaker will be Dennis Wingo of the ISEE-3 Reboot Team, a group of space enthusiasts who are attempting (with good progress) to revive a NASA space probe launched in 1978.
Our draft schedule is below the page-jump
Today’s workshop on technology and equipment combined the best educational tech/software/equipment companies, PASCO and Vernier. About twenty educators gathered at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco to see the best of the new as well as some classic demonstrations.
This Wednesday, February 26, at 7 pm, Alex Filippenko will give a free, richly illustrated, nontechnical talk on “Exploding Stars, New Planets, Black Holes, and the Crisis at Lick Observatory” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. Members of our section remember fondly his outstanding talk at our Section Meeting several years ago. Alex will also address the recent fiscal crisis at Lick Observatory that threatens its future.
Traffic gets somewhat heavy near campus around that time, so you might want to arrive early.
For more information about the lecture, see
Foothill College is just off the El Monte Road exit from Freeway 280 in Los Altos. For directions and parking information, see
For a campus map, see
Note that parking costs $3.