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2009 Topical Conference on Advanced Laboratories
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The conference brought together faculty and technical staff involved with the intermediate/advanced ...

The conference brought together faculty and technical staff involved with the intermediate/advanced undergraduate labs to present, discuss, and demonstrate their lab curricula, teaching methods, and experiments. The conference proceedings (available for free on the website) include a number of contributed lab manuals, posters, papers, and presentations detailing individual experiments.

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Education
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA)
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physical Society
APS Forum on Education
National Science Foundation
2012 BFY Conference, W20: Frontiers in Contemporary Physics Education - Gold Nanoparticle Photoabsorption Lab Experiment & Handouts
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This file includes the lab manual write-up for the Au nanosphere and ...

This file includes the lab manual write-up for the Au nanosphere and nanorod photoabsorption and scattering Lab experiment for the 2nd year Experimental Contemporary Physics Lab Course. In addition, several handouts are provided along with some additional information for instructors. This work was supported in part by by NSF Awards: ECCS #0701703, DMR #0707740 & DMR #1105121. The experiment can readily be upgraded to an advanced lab by giving more responsibility to the students for lab setup (give them an optical breadboard and parts) and by asking for more in-depth analysis and questions which require more knowledge and experimental skills to answer.

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Engineering
Technology
Chemistry
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Herbert Jaeger
Jan Yarrison-Rice
Khalid Eid
2D-Ising Model
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The EJS 2D Ising model displays a lattice of spins. You can ...

The EJS 2D Ising model displays a lattice of spins. You can change the lattice size, temperature, and external magnetic field. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. The 2D-Ising model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_stp_Ising2D.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

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Computing and Information
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Anne Cox
Harvey Gould
Jan Tobochnik
Wolfgang Christian
AAPT 2012 Conference Presentation: Physics Educators as Designers of Simulations
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Talk FC06 in the "Computational and Online Tools for Teaching Physics" session ...

Talk FC06 in the "Computational and Online Tools for Teaching Physics" session highlights the Open Source Physics (OSP) community of educators that engage, enable and empower teachers as learners so that we create DIY technology tools-simulation for inquiry learning. We learn through Web 2 online collaborative means to develop simulations together with reputable physicists through the open source digital library. By examining the open source codes of the simulation through the Easy Java Simulation (EJS) toolkit, we are able make sense of the physics from the computational models created by practicing physicists. We will share newer (2010-present) simulations that we have remixed from existing library of simulations models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics. We hope other teachers would find these simulations useful and remix them that suit their own context and contribute back to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world.

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Computing and Information
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Loo Kang Wee
AAPT Career Center
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AAPT's online Career Center is a searchable database of positions available in ...

AAPT's online Career Center is a searchable database of positions available in physical science education. Included are teaching positions at the middle school and high school levels, as well as at 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.

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Education
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
AAPT New Faculty Workshop
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This web page provides information and contacts for the New Faculty Workshop ...

This web page provides information and contacts for the New Faculty Workshop hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), in conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Physical Society (APS). This annual conference helps new faculty understand how students learn physics and astronomy and suggests how this information can impact a new professor's teaching methods. The workshop is intended for faculty in the first few years of their initial tenure-track appointed at a four-year college or university. Materials from presentations at the 2005 workshop can be downloaded through the "View attached documents" link below.

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Education
Physics
Space Science
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
AAPT News Archive (eNNOUNCER)
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This web archive contains news, deadlines, updates, and information about the AAPT. ...

This web archive contains news, deadlines, updates, and information about the AAPT. The AAPT NEWS is published monthly through the AAPT web site. Each issue appears on or about the 15th of each month. It also features recent news from the worlds of physics and teaching, current promotions and programs, and more.

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Education
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics
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This AAPT/PTRA Teacher Resource Guide contains an introduction to the philosophy and ...

This AAPT/PTRA Teacher Resource Guide contains an introduction to the philosophy and rationale for including a laboratory component in an introductory physics course. Directions are included for more than 30 sample laboratory activities. Topics include: speed, centripetal force, motion of a pendulum, heating and cooling, lenses, Ohm's law, magnetic fields, and induced EMF. Eight sample activities are available for download through the "View attached documents" link below.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jane Nelson
Jim Nelson
AAPT/PTRA Teacher Resource Guides
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The AAPT Store offers PTRA Teacher Resource Guides on many topics in ...

The AAPT Store offers PTRA Teacher Resource Guides on many topics in physics at a nominal cost. These materials are developed as workshop resources and long-term reference materials for teachers. They are based on both research in physics education and the in-class experience of the authors. Discounts are available for AAPT members.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
AAPT/PTRA Teaching About Kinematics
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This AAPT/PTRA Teacher Resource Guide covers approaches to teaching and learning kinematics. ...

This AAPT/PTRA Teacher Resource Guide covers approaches to teaching and learning kinematics. Based on physics education research, the book provides teachers with the resources needed to introduce students to concepts in motion through step-by-step laboratory-based instruction. Inquiry, measurement, and analysis of laboratory data are emphasized throughout. This book includes materials on measurement of time and space and the distinctions between speed, velocity, and three types of acceleration. It includes laboratory activities, worksheets, transparency masters, teacher notes, typical answers to questions, and helpful hints by master teachers.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jane Nelson
Jim Nelson
AAPT Physics Bowl Exam Review
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The AAPT Physics Bowl is an annual contest sponsored by the American ...

The AAPT Physics Bowl is an annual contest sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers to generate interest in physics and to recognize outstanding high school physics students and their teachers. The exam consists of multiple choice questions and has a time limit of forty-five minutes. Copies of the 1994-2000 Physics Bowl exams have been provided here by the AAPT in the form of Adobe Acrobat .PDF files. The answers are provided at the end of each exam. <em>The current exam may no longer be given in the format of the exams listed below. The CD available from the <a href="http://iweb.aapt.org/iweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=CD-PBER" target="_blank" title="offsite link"><strong>AAPT Store</strong></a> has questions and answers from 2001 through 2006.</em> <ul style="margin-bottom:0;padding-bottom:0"> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pb_1994.pdf" target="_blank">1994 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pb_1995.pdf" target="_blank">1995 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pb_1996.pdf" target="_blank">1996 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pb_1997.pdf" target="_blank">1997 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pb_1998.pdf" target="_blank">1998 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pb_1999.pdf" target="_blank">1999 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.compadre.org/psrc/evals/pbowl00.pdf" target="_blank">2000 AAPT/Metrologic Physics Bowl Exam</a></li> </ul>

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
AAPT Store
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The American Association of Physics Teachers publishes a wide range of curriculum ...

The American Association of Physics Teachers publishes a wide range of curriculum materials, books, instructor manuals, and other materials that can be used for teaching introductory physics.

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Computing and Information
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
AP Physics
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Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study ...

Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Physics curriculum.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
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ComPADRE Digital Library
M.I.T.
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
M.I.T. Highlights for High School
Author:
Belcher, John
Chakrabarty, Deepto
Dourmashkin, Peter
Feld, Michael
Fisher, Peter
Hudson, Eric
Joannopoulos, John
Katsavounidis, Erik
Knuteson, Bruce
Kowalski, Stanley
Lewin, Walter
Litster, J. David
Pritchard, David
Roland, Gunther
Scholberg, Kate
Sciolla, Gabriella
Shaw, Michael
Stephans, George
Surrow, Bernd
APS: PhysicsQuest
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This web site hosts the materials for an annual middle school competition ...

This web site hosts the materials for an annual middle school competition that consists of four physical science experiments centered on a mystery. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery. The current year's competition is available to join and the materials from previous years are available for download.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
APS PhysicsQuest: Ben Franklin's Secret Message (2006)
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This web site has links to the materials for the 2006 Physics ...

This web site has links to the materials for the 2006 Physics Quest middle school competition, hosted by the APS. The 2006 lesson covers static electricity, conductors and insulators, heat, and optics. These are connected to the life and science of Benjamin Franklin. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery.

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Engineering
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Physics
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Unit of Study
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Activity-Based Physics
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Activity-Based Physics aims to sustain and enhance efforts to render introductory physics ...

Activity-Based Physics aims to sustain and enhance efforts to render introductory physics courses more effective and exciting at both the secondary and college level. It uses the outcomes of physics education research along with flexible computer tools to promote activity-based models of physics instruction. This program includes the refinement of existing written materials, apparatus, instructional techniques, and computer software and hardware; the creation of new instructional materials and approaches; and dissemination. This work will be informed by a comprehensive program of classroom testing and educational research.

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Education
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Edward F. Redish
Hammer, David
National Science Foundation
Redish, Joe
Van Zee, Emily
Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments
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This resource is a collection of introductory physics homework assignments developed as ...

This resource is a collection of introductory physics homework assignments developed as an alternative to traditional textbook exercises. These assignments were designed for use with the Activity-Based Physics instructional method (ABP). Students use observational skills and mathematical modeling, combined with basic physics, to solve problems related to a single situation, such as riding a bicycle or tailgating while driving. Each assignment integrates a variety of concepts and requires students to establish cause and effect relationships. Assignments are available in the following subject categories: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and waves.

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Technology
Education
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Edward F. Redish
K. Vick
Patrick Cooney
Adapting a Research-Based Curriculum to Disparate Teaching Environments
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This article describes the "Physics by Inquiry" course that is designed to ...

This article describes the "Physics by Inquiry" course that is designed to address student misconceptions. Then explains how the course was taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for teachers, and how it was taught at Ohio State University for elementary-education majors. The author concludes that the course is exportable to many different environments and for many different types of students.

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Education
Geoscience
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Suzanne Lea
Adopt-a-Physicist
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Adopt-a-Physicist is the web site for a bi-annual mentoring activity involving physicists ...

Adopt-a-Physicist is the web site for a bi-annual mentoring activity involving physicists and high school classes. Each class adopts a professional physicist and asks questions about the activities, careers, and background of scientists and those with science educations. Communications are online and teachers and scientists are encouraged to participate. This is a collaboration between the Society of Physics Students and ComPADRE.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Society of Physics Students
Advanced Lab Listserv
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The Advanced Lab email list is provided by the AAPT to facilitate ...

The Advanced Lab email list is provided by the AAPT to facilitate discussions among those responsible for or interested in advanced undergraduate physics labs. It is a forum to ask questions and post information about experiments, equipment, and curriculum related to the upper-level laboratory experience.

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Education
Physics
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education