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July 26–30, 2014
W10: AP Physics 1&2
Sponsor: Committee on Physics in High Schools
Co-sponsor: Committee on Teacher Preparation
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday
Member Price: $185
Non-Member Price: $210
Location: STSS 432B
Martha Lietz, 2659 Hillside Lane, Evanston, IL 60201;
Connie Wells
The new AP Physics 1 and 2 workshops will be rolled out for the school
year 2014-15 with the first exams given in May of 2015. This workshop will
introduce the participants to the new curriculum and give them ideas for
inquiry-based labs.
W11: Learning Physics While Practicing Science:
Introduction to ISLE
Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education
Co-sponsor: Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday
Member Price: $86
Non-Member Price: $111
Location: STSS 420B
Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University, 10 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ
David Brookes
Participants will learn how to modify introductory physics courses to help
students acquire a good conceptual foundation, apply this knowledge effec-
tively in problem solving, and develop the science process abilities needed
for real life work using Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE).
We provide tested curriculum materials including: The Physics Active
Learning Guide (30 or more activities per textbook chapter for use with
any textbook, including a new ISLE-based textbook) in lectures, recita-
tions and homework; (b) a website with over 200 videotaped experiments
and questions for use in lectures, recitations, laboratories, and homework;
and (c) a set of labs that can be used to construct, test, and apply concepts
to solve problems. During the workshop, we will illustrate how to use the
materials in college and high school physics courses to have an explicit
emphasis on using the processes of science and various cognitive strategies
consistent with the NGSS. Please bring your own laptop to the workshop,
if you own one. Make sure it has Quicktime installed. If you do not own a
computer, you will be paired with someone who does.
W12: PIRA Demonstration Workshop I
Sponsor: Committee on Apparatus
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday
Member Price: $115
Non-Member Price: $140
Location: Tate 150
Dale Stille, Rm 58 Van Allen Hall, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242;
Sam Sampere
Topics in this workshop cover the standard first semester of physics in-
struction from Mechanics to Thermal. It is taught by an experienced team
of lecture demonstrators. The format allows for and encourages interplay
between instructors and participants. It is recommended that both Lecture
Demonstrations 1 and 2 be taken as this will cover the complete year of
demonstrations needed for a typical course. The demonstrations used
and exhibited will be based on, but not limited to, the PIRA top 200 list of
demonstrations. See
for more info on this list.
Please note that this workshop is intended to expose as many demonstra-
tions and ideas as possible to the participants. Since we will be doing
approximately 100 demos during this workshop, time restraints DO NOT
allow for extensive or in-depth discussions of each demonstration. We will
make every effort to answer all questions and concerns.
W06: Inquiring into Radioactivity for Radiation Literacy
Sponsor: Committee on Educational Technologies
Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday
Member Price: $60
Non-Member Price: $85
Location: STSS 512B
Andy Johnson, CAMSE Unit 9005, BHSU, 1200 University Spearfish, SD
Nonscience majors CAN learn about radioactivity and ionizing radiation!
The Inquiry into Radioactivity (IiR) Project has created a complete set of
inquiry-based course materials for non-science H.S. and college students
to learn about radiation. It’s time for radiation literacy. Fun, research-based
activities and powerful simulators help students gain fundamental under-
standings of radiation, atoms, ionization, and other issues. Students work
out distinctions between EM and ionizing radiation, they discover the
particulate character of radiation, and formulate basic models for beta and
alpha emission. Most importantly, they abandon the contamination view of
radiation and develop explanations for how radiation harms tissue. Partici-
pants will receive the complete IiR materials, also available at
. The IiR project is supported by NSF DUE 0942699.
W08: Making Interactive Video Vignettes and Interactive
Web Lectures
Sponsor: Committee on Educational Technologies
Co-sponsor: Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education
Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday
Member Price: $65
Non-Member Price: $90
Bob Teese, 2120 Carlson Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology, 54 Lomb
Drive, Rochester, NY 14623;
Priscilla W. Laws, Kathleen Koenig, Maxine C. Willis
The LivePhoto Physics Project is creating online activities that combine
narrative videos with interactive, hands-on elements for the user including
video analysis or making predictions based on replaying a short video.
They can contain branching questions, where the user’s answer affects the
sequence of elements that follow. They are delivered over the Internet and
run in a normal browser on the user’s device. The same software runs both
short Interactive Video Vignettes and Interactive Web Lectures for flipped
classrooms or online courses. You will learn how to make vignettes and
interactive web lectures using a free Java application. We will demonstrate
the impact of select online activities on student learning. You need access
to a web server to host your activities. Visit
to see detailed requirements for the video equipment and server you will
need. (Supported by NSF grants DUE-1122828 and DUE-1123118.)
W09: Physics of Energy
Sponsor: Committee on Science Education for the Public
Co-sponsor: Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday
Member Price: $80
Non-Member Price: $105
Location: Tate 226
Abigail R. Mechtenberg;
AAPT educators embrace this Physics of Energy workshop for experimen-
tal (laboratories) and theoretical (simulations) curricula. The academic
level is set for undergraduate engineers and physicists; however, the astute
teacher can easily apply this to other students. During the experimental
part of the workshop laboratories will be executed in groups (starting
with cookbook and moving to inquiry-based pedagogies through a novel
experimental design approach). During the theoretical part of the work-
shop, Homer Energy microgrid activities will be executed. All participants
will leave with a USB of resources. Together the workshop will weave a
coherent common thread for our Physics of Energy from mechanical to
electrical energy, thermal to electrical, solar to electrical, and chemical to
electrical energy. Whether motivated by energy security or environmental
stability, physicists at all levels must play an active role in the scientific lit-
eracy of energy integrated coherently and systematically without personal
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