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workshop we’ll share activities that make this invisible form of energy
transfer tangible. We’ll also share activities that illuminate other important
but complex concepts, such as how climate models work, how feedbacks
—both positive and negative—affect the climate. Our goal is to give you a
set of tools to give your students a real understanding of the Earth’s climate
and how scientists predict its development in the future.
W32: Ways to Teach Sound and Music
Sponsor: Committee on Teacher Preparation
Co-sponsor: Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education
Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Sunday
Member Price: $60
Non-Member Price: $85
Location: SRTC 166
Wendy Adams, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 127, Greeley,
CO 80309;
The Acoustical Society of America is proud to offer a “Sound and Music
Activity Kit” free to K-12 teachers. The kit includes 10 high-quality
tuning forks (frequencies chosen to address a range of learning goals), a
sound level meter, four laminated posters of the inner ear and hair cells
(healthy and damaged), additional items for hands-on demos, and over
50 research-based, interactive, student-tested lessons, laboratory exercises
and assessments. These lessons have been reviewed by the AAPT/PTRAs
(Physics Teacher Resource Agents). There are lessons for lower elementary,
physical science, and physics. Topics include basic learning goals for teach-
ing the physics of sound with examples and applications relating to medical
imaging, animal bioacoustics, physical and psychological acoustics, speech,
audiology, and architectural acoustics. In this workshop the introductory
lesson will be demonstrated and we will work with several of the hands-on
portions of additional lessons.
W33: Major League Physics – Using Baseball to Teach
Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education
Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Sunday
Member Price: $70
Non-Member Price: $95
Location: SB1 304
David Kagan, California State University, Chico, Department of Physics,
Chico, CA 95929-0202;
Paul Robinson, Alan Nathan
Baseball provides a wealth of material for introductory mechanics. We’ll
share a collection of demonstrations, hands-on activities, and online re-
sources to enrich your physics classes. In addition, we’ll be treated to a talk
by Dr. Alan Nathan, the preeminent American baseball physicist. Among
other things, you’ll leave with Paul Robinson’s renowned “The Physics of
Baseball” DVD and, if you’re lucky a raffle prize. So that you’re really in the
“swing,” wear your favorite team gear and be prepared to sing “Take Me
Out to the Ball Game.” Reserve your “sweet spot” now!
W34: Heliophysics
Sponsor: Committee on Space Science and Astronomy
Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Sunday
Member Price: $35
Non-Member Price: $60
Location: SRTC 162
Mary Kadooka, UH Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu,
HI 96822;
Michael Nassir, Kathryn Whitman
Our Sun has numerous applications for learning physics such as the solar
wind and how it affects our magnetosphere to interaction of charged
particles in space. It provides a wealth of fascinating resources to stimulate
student interest and increase motivation to learn physics. From the twisting
magnetic field lines of sunspots resulting in solar flares and coronal mass
ejections that can cause blackouts on Earth, you will learn about the Sun’s
central role in space weather. Complementing this background knowledge
will be activities using images from the NASA Solar Dynamic Observa-
tory (SDO) developed by physics teachers and heliophysicists. You will be
introduced to JHelioviewer, a database of Sun images, to stimulate your
thinking to enable you to create your own lessons. University of Hawaii
Institute for Astronomy and Stanford Solar Center science personnel
will share their curriculum materials suitable for high school and college
W35: Activity-based Physics in the Advanced Physics High
School Classroom
Sponsor: Committee on Physics in High Schools
Co-sponsor: Committee on Educational Technologies
Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Sunday
Member Price: $65
Non-Member Price: $90
Location: Vernier Software & Technology
Maxine Willis, Dickinson College, Department of Physics and Astronomy, PO
Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013;
Priscilla Laws, Steve Henning, David Sokoloff, Ron Thornton
This hands-on workshop is designed for teachers in advanced phys-
ics classes such as AP, International Baccalaureate, and honors physics.
Teachers attending should be interested in enabling their students to
master physics concepts in mechanics by engaging in inquiry-based active
learning. Participants will work with classroom-tested curricular materials
drawn from the Activity Based Physics Suite materials. These curricula
make creative use of flexible computer tools available from Vernier and
PASCO. These materials have been developed in accordance with the
outcomes of physics education research. Affordable access to the Suite
materials for secondary school use is now available and will be discussed.
W36: Advanced Lab Workshop
Sponsor: Committee on Laboratories
Time: 1–5 p.m. Sunday
Member Price: $85
Non-Member Price: $110
Location: SB1 424
Van Bistrow, University of Chicago, Department of Physics, 5720 S. Ellis
Ave., Chicago, IL 60637;
This workshop is appropriate for college and university instructional
laboratory developers. At each of five stations, presenters will demonstrate
an approach to an intermediate or advanced laboratory exercise. Each pre-
senter will show and discuss the apparatus and techniques used. Attendees
will cycle through the stations and have an opportunity to use each appa-
ratus. Documentation will be provided for each experiment, with sample
data, equipment lists, and construction or purchase information.
W37: Strategies to Help Women Succeed in Physics
Related Professions
Sponsor: Committee on International Physics Education
Co-sponsor: Committee on Graduate Education in Physics
Time: 1–5 p.m. Sunday
Member Price: $60
Non-Member Price: $85
Location: SRTC 108
Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh;
Women are severely under-represented in physics-related professions.
This workshop will explore strategies to help women faculty members
in K-12 education, colleges, and universities understand and overcome
barriers to their advancement in careers related to physics. A major focus
of the workshop will be on strategies for navigating effectively in different
situations in order to succeed despite the gender schema, stereotypes, and
subtle biases against women physicists. We will also examine case studies
and learn effective strategies by role playing.
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