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1 Physics Teaching Resources Organizations for Physics Teachers Journals for High School Physics Teachers Textbooks in High School Physics Teaching Physics Teaching References Electronic Resources (CDs & Internet) Demonstration Handbooks Suppliers Grants Competitions Web Resources List Servers ISPP

2 Organizations for Physics Teachers Area Groups – Illinois State Physics Project (ISPP) – Physics Northwest – Capitol Area Physics Alliance – St. Louis Area Physics Teachers – Chicago ITQ Science Project Chicago ITQ Science Project Regional Groups – Illinois Section of the AAPT (ISAAPT) Illinois Section of the AAPT (ISAAPT) – Chicago Section of the AAPT (CS-AAPT) – Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) National Groups – American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) – National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

3 Journals for High School Physics Teachers The Physics Teacher Physics Today American Journal of Physics Journal for Physics Education Research (AIP) Scientific American Science News The Science Teacher (NSTA) International Journal of Science Education Physics Education Journal of Research in Science Teaching Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online (JPTEO) Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online

4 Physics Textbooks Used (1997) Regular first-year physics: – Physics: Principles & Problems (Merril/Glencoe) 57% – Modern Physics (Holt, Rinehart & Winston) 20% – Conceptual Physics (Hewitt) 15% Physics for non-science students: – Conceptual Physics 84% – Physics: Principles & Problems 7% Honors physics: – Physics: Principles & Problems 25% – Physics (Giancoli) 19% – Modern Physics 15% Advanced placement B Advanced placement C – Physics (Giancoli) 27% - Fundamentals of Physics – College Physics (Serway) 24% (Halliday & Resnick) 41% – Physics (Cutnell) 9% - University Physics (Sears) 19%

5 Physics Teaching References Aarons, A. B. (1990) A Guide to Introductory Physics Teaching Aarons, A. B. (1997). Teaching Introductory Physics: All Inclusive Guide. Kutliroff, D. (19xx) Teaching High School Physics Osborne, J. & Freeman, J. (1989 Teaching Physics: A Guide For The Non-Specialist Wilson, J. (1997). Conference on the Introductory Physics Courses. Yurkewicz, W., Jr. (1985) A Guidebook For Teaching Physics

6 Electronic Resources Physics InfoMall CD Guidebook to constructing inexpensive science teaching Equipment: Physics – Eisenhower National Clearinghouse CD – (file:///ENC/docs/docsfr.htm) ISAAPT Resources ISU PTE “ Resources ” web page

7 Demonstration Handbooks AAPT Publications – A Demonstration Handbook for Physics (Freier & Anderson) – A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas (Berry) – String & Sticky Tape Experiments (Edge) Commercial Publications – Teaching Physics with Real World Applications – Five Easy Lessons (Knight) ISAAPT Guidebook Program

8 Suppliers PASCO Vernier Fischer Arbor Scientific

9 Grants CPB Basic Elements of Grant Writing –

10 Competitions Word Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Scholastic Bowl International Physics Olympiad (IPO) Junior Engineering and Technical Society (JETS) Intel ’ s Science Talent Search (Westinghouse) Duracell/NSTA Competition Department of Energy Science Bowl

11 Web Resources Physics Applets (java)/Interactive Simulations – Resources for Physics UNC – CC/URLs.html CC/URLs.html Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education – See PTE.html website for more –

12 PSA’s Local Physical Science Alliances LPSA is a loose organization of High School, College, and University Physics Teachers in various regions around the state. They meet once a month at a host school to discuss teaching methods, lecture demonstrations, and teaching techniques, and anything of interest in the area of Physics


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