Fall Meeting of the AAPT
Northern California/Nevada Section
At the Exploratorium and SFSU!

Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2, 2002


Local Host: Jim Lockhart



Call for Papers

We solicit contributed papers of 15 minutes in length. Suitable topics include teaching ideas, research projects, laboratory techniques, novel demonstrations, computers and instruction. Please send an abstract of your talk, with title, your name and affiliation, AV and equipment requests, and other requirements to the Program Chairman, Paul Robinson preferably by email at laserpablo@aol.com. Deadline for submission is Friday, September 27, 2002


Friday Workshops

Teachers are welcome to contact our President, Mike Ugawa, for a letter of support to assist them obtaining funds and release time to attend this conference.


"New Teacher Workshop" (10 - 4 PM) Paul Robinson and other Vets

This is the second time we’ve offered this popular workshop on Friday afternoon (instead of Saturday afternoon) so that participants don’t have to miss out on the contributed papers. If there are insufficient signups for Friday, we will revert to our previous Saturday format. It is intended for teachers who are either new to teaching physics and/or those who have been at it for a while but still feel like they’re new! All new teachers will be networked with experienced teachers. The workshop includes valuable teaching tips, goodie bags, raffles where everyone wins, question and answer panels, popcorn, and more! Although there is no fee, interested participants should email Paul at laserpablo@aol.com to register or for more information.


"Amusement Park Physics" (10 - 4 PM) PTRA's

PTRA's from the San Francisco Bay Area will present a workshop specifically for physics teachers. Prepare your students for Physics Day at Great America. Topics will include classroom demos, lab ideas, data collection and analysis. Email Clarence Bakken at cbakken2001@yahoo.com to register or for more information.


Friday Evening Social
Come early, come all for exclusive "interaction" with the exhibits at the Exploratorium -- the world's most famous hands on science museum. Bring your family - don't miss this one! The evening program will feature a talk by Paul Doherty, Director of the Teacher Institute and a special performance by Lynda Williams, The Physics Chanteuse. See our website (www.ncnaapt.org) for the latest updates on this special program.


Call for Demonstrations
Bring your favorite 5-minute demonstration for the popular "Show 'n' Tell"Handouts describing your demonstration are encouraged.


Dues and Don'ts
Section dues are $10 per year, due each Fall. If you cannot attend the meeting, remain an active member which will ensure you'll receive all our mailings by sending dues to our treasurer Dennis Buckley, Liberty High School, 850 Second St., Brentwood, CA 94513. The registration fee for the Fall meeting is $10, payable at the door. First-timers are free!


Upcoming Events
Winter Meeting, AAPT, January, 11-15, 2003, Austin, Texas
For more information, check it out online at: www.aapt.org

• Spring Meeting, NCNAAPT, Sonoma State University, April 4-5th, 2003


Posted 8/31/02