November 2019 TPT cover


The Physics Teacher

Volume 57 Issue 8, November 2019


Do-It-Yourself Low-Cost Desktop Lightboard for Engaging Flipped Learning Videos

This month's cover gives added meaning to the idea of a “flipped” classroom. See the article, Do-It-Yourself Low-Cost Desktop Lightboard for Engaging Flipped Learning Videos by Katrina Hay and Zachary Wiren,  for details.




Letters to the Editor

The lipstick rule for the cross product by Diego Lozano. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131109

Writing from left to right: What does it mean? by Edward Bormashenko and Samuel Shaki. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131110

Sizing up Earth with a pair of sticks by Carl E. Mungan. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131111


And the Survey Says..., Astronotes, Figuring Physics, iPhysicsLabs, Physics Challenge for Teachers and Students, Fermi Questions, Talkin' Physics, Technology in the Classroom, Visual Physics,  and  Websights.


Modeling Potential Energy of the Gaussian Gun by Leslie Atkins Elliott, André Bolliou, Hanna Irving and Douglas Jackson. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131114

Do-It-Yourself Low-Cost Desktop Lightboard for Engaging Flipped Learning Videos by Katrina Hay and Zachary Wiren. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131115

3D Printable Quark Puzzle: A Model to Build Your Own Particle Systems by    Lachlan McGinness, Susanne Dührkoop, Julia Woithe and Alexandra Jansky. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131116

Visualizing Viscous Flow and Diffusion in the Circulatory System by  Benjamin Spitznagel, Justin Weigal and Juan Rodriguez. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131117

Fostering Students’ Decision-Making Competencies by  Verena Spatz, Jana Tampe and Cyrill Slezak. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131118

On a Common Mistake in the Description of the Photoelectric Effect by  Josu Martinez-Perdiguero. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131119

Physics and the Development of Railway Steam Engines by  B. T. G. Tan. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131120

Teaching Modeling Using Super Mario Maker by  Matthew Geske. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131121

Asking Real-World Questions with Inquiry-Based Labs by  Daniel A. Dale, Jessica Sutter and Dylan Kloster. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131122

Squashing Method for Moment of Inertia Calculations by  Jinhui Wang and Bernard Ricardo. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131123

Multiple Source Interference with Sound by  Kenneth W. Trantham and L. Janssen. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131125

The Physics of limθ0(sinθ)/θ=1 by Ian Lovatt. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131126

Faraday’s Law of Induction by Experiment by Kader Médjahdi. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131127

An Image Analysis Method for Calculating the Moon’s Orbital Eccentricity by Vitoria Treff, Alberto C. Bertuola and Victo S. Filho. DOI: 10.1119/1.5131128


Additional Resources


Race and Physics Teaching Collection Resource

DNA Science TPT Element

DNA Science Lesson & Digi-Kit

Inspired by an article from The Physics Teacher, this multidisciplinary lesson and digital resource collection is based on How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA: Experiments in Diffraction (Braun, Tierney, & Schmitzer, 2011). Click the image to access this resource.