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
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There are 66 heads in this photo, and probably a few came late or left early, so our total attendance was about 70.
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?”
Continue reading AAPT High School Physics Teacher Camp this summer
The map below shows the location of attendees, based on their ZIP codes
View NCN AAPT attendance April 2015 in a full screen map
In keeping up with the times, our theme is changing to make our website more “mobile-friendly.” This means those of you surfing on your cell phones will see our pages more cleanly. You may see other style changes in the months of April and May, but the content will remain the same.
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
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.
For more information and online registration, go to our website or e-mail us at email@example.com.
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
Some spaces still remain in University of Oregon’s June 18-20 short course on active learning in physics, “Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning.“
Chautauqua Short Course
NEW: Including RealTime Physics 3rd Edition, Clicker Interactive Lecture Demonstrations and Video Analysis
June 18-20, 2015 • Portland, Oregon
Presented by: David Sokoloff • Priscilla Laws • Ronald Thornton
This hands-on course is designed for college, university and high school* teachers of physics interested in making learning in their introductory courses more active. Participants will be introduced to research-validated strategies for each component of the course: lecture, lab, problem-solving, modeling and video analysis. Course fee is $200. For more information: http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/CHAUT.htm
*One or two graduate credits are available from the University of Oregon for $90 per credit.
Professor of Physics, University of Oregon
Way Past President, American Association of Physics Teachers (2011)
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
For those who have been looking for Modeling Instruction workshops, this summer there are several opportunities for you in California (as well as in-state tuition for classes at Arizona State University). Continue reading Modeling Instruction workshops: Summer 2015