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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Physics and Toys II: Energy, Momentum, Electricity and Magnetism
  Location: Neuberger Hall 209
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $45.00
Nonmember: $70.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Science Education for the Public
  Leader(s): Beverly Taylor,
  Co-Leader(s): Raymond Turner
  Description This hands-on workshop is designed for teachers at all levels in search of fun physics demonstrations, lab experiments, and interactive materials through the use of ordinary children's toys. Mover than 50 toys will be demonstrated, and the physical principles related to these toys will be discussed. This workshop will concentrate on toys that illustrate the concepts of kinetic and potential energy, linear and angular momentum, electricity, magnetism, pressure, temperature, and properties of materials. You will have the opportunity to participate in both qualitative and quantitative investigations using toys. The workshop leaders have found that toys can be utilized at all grade levels from kindergarten through college by varying the sophistication of the analysis. These same toys can also be used for informal presentations to public groups of all ages, whether children or adults. Participants will be given a small assortment of toys to help start their own toy collection.
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