As I’ve visited schools around the country, I’ve decided that physics teachers are the original “makers.” There are so many physics teachers, often unknown except to their students, building amazing apparatuses to illustrate physics concepts. I happen to have a soft-spot in my heart for marble runs (is that even possible?), and I was delighted … More Cool Physics Builds
I had a great day of staff development yesterday in Henry County, and some of my participants graciously agreed to be “hand models” for some activity photos that I needed. Thank you all! You did a lovely job! On a side note: the bottom picture shows the participant using an Aardvark brand paper straw. Aardvark … More Give ’em a hand
Are you familiar with GSTA’s Georgia Standards of Excellence Phenomena Bank? A phenomenon is an interesting “hook” for a topic that students can use to drive exploration. For example, The Blue People of Troublesome Creek introduces a (real life!) family in rural Kentucky who were blue. Students can work from this unusual example to studying … More Cool hooks and phenomena to drive explorations!