AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
AAPT 2022 Strategic Plan
A future where the understanding of physics, driven by a vibrant, diverse, and empowered community of educators, researchers, and learners, increasingly benefits the world.
Books from AIP Publishing and AAPT
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Join The U.S. Physics Team
Represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition with other high school students.
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AAPT Member Spotlight
I had no interest in taking high school physics, my mother made me "you'll like it" she said. I rolled my eyes and did as I was told, very begrudgingly. It took about a week for me to decide I did, in fact, love physics because it gave math meaning and purpose, and it took about 4 weeks to realize I deeply enjoyed helping others come to understand it as well. The summer before my senior year I knew I was going to be a physics teacher.Read more
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