Schools are often short on physics teachers, so lots of teachers find themselves suddenly inheriting a physics class when they were trained in biology or Earth science. Did this happen to you? The American Association of Physics Teachers has your back. They are organizing an “E-Mentoring” program to help new teachers access resources and curriculum … Continue reading Teaching Physics for the First Time?
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 … Continue reading Cool Physics Builds