Quantum Information and Quantum Computing Materials

AAPT and Quantum Education

The field of Quantum Information and Quantum Computing has been advancing rapidly. To prepare our students to participate in the new Quantum Economy AAPT has been a strong advocate of teaching more modern physics topics in K-12 physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computer science classrooms. AAPT has become a national leader in K-12 Quantum Education and we have developed (or co-developed) the following materials for use by K-12 STEM Educators.

Key Concepts for Early Quantum Information Science Learners

This NSF Funded working group developed a framework of the nine most important concepts K-12 teachers should be focusing on in their classrooms to prepare students for the Quantum Workforce. AAPT’s Mark Hannum and Dr. John Dell along with AAPT PTRA Dr. Karen Jo Matsler were key contributing members of this working group.

Read the Key Concepts here.

Key Concepts for Early Learners Framework and Teaching Standards

AAPT has been a major partner of the NSF Supported Q-12 Education Partnership which released teaching standards for high school physics and computer science classes. These teaching standards operationalize the previous Key Concepts for Early QIS Learners and connects them to existing state and College Board standards.

Read the Standards Framework for Physics and Computer Science here.

Workshops and Classroom Materials for Physics Teachers

Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (#2015205) AAPT has produced Jupyter Notebook Learning Tutorials for use by teachers and their students for several QISE topics.

For access to all Jupyter Notebook materials please email Mark Hannum mhanum@aapt.org

Quantum For All Teacher Workshops

The Quantum for All projects, are initiatives of STEM Experts and funded by the National Science Foundation. The projects focus on providing quantum information science workshops, camps, institutes, resources, and support for educators and students. There are currently two NSF grants designed to provide opportunities for secondary educators and students to understand principles and applications of QIS while increasing their awareness of quantum-smart and diverse career opportunities related to QIS.

Read more about the Quantum For All Workshops here.


For more details and information about AAPT's K12 Programs, please contact Mark Hannum, at K12programs@aapt.org