The Physics Teacher
Volume 58 Issue 2, February 2020
Facts about Plastics and the Environment that Every Physics Teacher Should Know by Michael M. Hull, Philipp Spitzer and Martin Hopf.
This month's cover shines a spotlight on recycling of plastics and possibilities for the physics classroom. See the article “Facts about Plastics and the Environment that Every Physics Teacher Should Know,” by Michael Hull, Phillip Spitzer, and Martin Hopf for ideas about how to incorporate the subject into your courses.
And the Survey Says..., Figuring Physics, iPhysicsLabs Little Gems , Physics Challenge for Teachers and Students, Fermi Questions, Talkin' Physics, Technology in the Classroom, and Websights.
Cartesian Diver Plus by Bruce J. Ackerson. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144783
Facts about Plastics and the Environment that Every Physics Teacher Should Know by Michael M. Hull, Philipp Spitzer and Martin Hopf. DOI: /10.1119/1.5144784
Best Practices for Administering Attitudes and Beliefs Surveys in Physics by Adrian Madsen, Sarah B. McKagan and Eleanor C. Sayre. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144786
Using Force Concept Inventory Data to Develop Impactful Class Activities by Andrew Pawl. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144787
Gravity in Earth’s Interior by Michele Dragoni. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144788
Quadcopter Flights in a Variety of Atmospheres by William H. Baird, Benjamin Kersker, Clifford Padgett and Jeffery Secrest. DOI: /10.1119/1.5144789
Animal Size and Heat Transfer by Kurt Vandervoort. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144791
Simulating a Dark Matter Detector in a Physics Classroom by Matthew P. Wiesner, David Sederberg and Rafael Lang. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144792
A Simple Model for the Calculation of the Fluid Discharge from a Small Orifice by Georgios M. Horsch. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144793
A Hidden Circle in a Family of Projectile Paths by Radhakrishnamurty Padyala. DOI: /10.1119/1.5144794
Comparing Relativistic and Newtonian Motion Under a Constant Force Using Dimensional Analysis and Calculus by Marc Frodyma. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144796
A Student-Built Flatness Gauge to Determine if a Fitness Center Employs Thinning Mirrors by Bruce W. Liby and Sean Heffernan. DOI: /10.1119/1.5144797
High-Efficiency Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Cells in School Physics Laboratory by Gaetano Bonsignore, Simonpietro Agnello, Marco Cannas, Franco Gelardi and Aurelio Agliolo Gallitto. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144798
Optical Simulation of Laue Crystal Diffraction with New Experiments on Diffraction by Fabrizio Logiurato, Luigi Gratton and Stefano Oss. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144799
Studying Ray Optics with a Smartphone by Antoine Girot, Nicolas-Alexandre Goy, Alexandre Vilquin and Ulysse Delabre. DOI: 10.1119/1.5144800
Race and Physics Teaching Collection Resource
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.