Our “Parent” organization: Check this page out. A good deal of effort has gone into making it a central source of information and ideas for physics teachers everywhere. A new section on the AAPT web site is the Physical Sciences Resource Center. New and old ideas of value to teachers in planning their curriculum or their demonstrations are found here. A newly developing project on the AAPT website, ComPADRE will contain a growing wide range of electronic resources of value to physics teachers. There is also a job posting board for people seeking physics teaching jobs and schools with job openings. This is a growing part of the AAPT website.
Dedicated to the advancement of physics, AIP serves a federation of physical science societies, and provides leadership through its own programs and publications
NCNAAPT’s New Teacher Workshop crew has put up a new website especially to support the teachers new to teaching high school or college physics. Check it out, even if you’re a veteran!
This super site has a number of different sections which give links to useful pages on different topics. It is highly recommended for browsing.
Our own Dean Baird has put much of his high school physics curriculum online for his students and other physics teachers. Don’t miss it.
A set of pages describing Physics/Science/Math Days at Great America in Santa Clara, CA. The dates for 2004 are listed, along with some hints and tips for teachers planning to attend Physics Day with their students.
LUNAR is Section #534 of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). We are about 300 model rocketry enthusiasts of all ages who gather together to learn rocketry, teach rocketry, exchange modeling techniques, and , of course, fly model and high-power rockets
Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online is dedicated to investigating and documenting significant issues and challenges in the education of physics teacher candidates. With a focus on the scholarship of teaching, the journal seeks to generate discussion and promulgate sustainable, long-term changes in educational research, policy and practice.
Through intensive three-week workshops, the Modeling program cultivates physics teachers as school experts on effective use of guided inquiry in science teaching, thereby providing schools and school districts with a valuable resource for broader reform. Program goals are fully aligned with National Science Education Standards. The Modeling Method corrects many weaknesses of the traditional lecture-demonstration method, including fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and persistence of naïve beliefs about the physical world.
Last updated July 19, 2010
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