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January 2009 e-Wave

Alabama Section of AAPT

 

Last Call for Presentations!  Send in your proposal TODAY for the Feb 28th Annual Meeting at the University of Montevallo.  A whole day of Physics!  What could be better?  Please consider sharing with your peers.  Just because the economy is difficult, Physics is easy compared to Economics.  Come join us.  Check the Section Website for more details:  http://bama.ua.edu/~alaapt/

 

Proposal form is attached to the end of this email.

 

Public School Teachers-Register at the STI/PD site for the meeting. 

https://pdweb.alsde.edu/pdweb/

The session is: (PD Title No. AAPT-AL)

 

Other persons attending, please email Chuck Hanke, hankec@montevallo.edu

With your name.  There is NO registration fee but we need some idea of numbers. 

 

Silent Auction

 

A new event for the Annual Meeting will be a Silent Auction.  Contribute an item and your bidding number is free.  To view and bid on the items you must purchase a number for $2.  What a bargain.  Some items in the auction (and some you can contribute) will include:

Text books

Physics demos items

Software

Videos

Kits on Scientists

Toys for a physics teacher to love

 

 

Some interesting sites for physics teachers:

 

Batman’s Impulsive Rescue- A current movie’s physics

http://www3.nsta.org/main/news/stories/nsta_story.php?news_story_ID=55445

 

 

Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy

(The Science Teacher Magazine January 2009, page 66)

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400 Years of the Telescope

      A Journey of Science, Technology and thought.

            www.400years.org

 

Active Astronomy – Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

      SOFIA is an airborne observatory that will study the universe in the infrared spectrum. Besides this contribution to science progress, SOFIA will be a major factor in the development of observational techniques, of new instrumentations and in the education of young scientists and teachers in the discipline of infrared astronomy.

            www.sofia.usra.edu/Edu/materials/edu_materials.html 

 

 

GLOBE at Night  2009

      Can You See the Stars? World Wide Activity for March 16 – 28, 2009

            www.globe.gov/GaN

 

MicroObservatory online telescope network

      Celebrate International Year of Astronomy 2009 by Controlling a REAL Telescope! You can now explore the universe using working telescopes that YOU control via the Internet free of charge, and have access to your image within 48 hours!

            www.microobservatory.org

   

Discover the Universe with NASA during the 2009 International Year of Astronomy!

      In 2009 we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations of the universe through a telescope. In honor of this early event, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the United Nations have proclaimed 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy to spread awareness of astronomy’s contributions to society and culture, stimulate young people’s interest in science, portray astronomy as a global peaceful endeavor, and nourish a scientific outlook in society.

            http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov

 

Night Sky Network:

      Astronomy clubs bringing the wonders of the universe to the public.

            http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov 

 

Saturn Observing Campaign

      This program gives sky enthusiasts of all abilities the opportunity to share the splendor of Saturn with their local community.

            http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov

   

Space Science Education Resource Direc­tory

      The Science Mission Directorate Space Science Education Resource Directory is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings.

            www.teachspacescience.org  

 

 Sun-Earth Day 2009

      Our Sun – Yours to discover  Grade/Subject Search   Topic Search   Custom Search

      SEARCH SHORT-CUTS    K-5  Solar System     6-8   Light and Color     9-12   Black Holes

            http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov 

 

Amazing Space

      Amazing Space uses the Hubble Space Telescope’s discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe.

            http://amazing-space.stsci.edu 

 

International Year of Astronomy

      Commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies, and Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova

            www.astronomy2009.us   

 

 

Other Websites of Interest

 

ScienceHack 

      All the science-related videos-culled from YOUTUBE and similar sources- found on ScienceHack is screened by a scientist to verify its accuracy and quality. Popular Categories with specific categories within: Physics   Chemistry    Space    Psychology     Robotics     Biology    How It Is Made     Mathematics     Civil Engineering    Computer Science     Green Energy     Nature

            www.sciencehack.com

 

Physclips: Mechanics with animations and video film clips. 
Physclips is a multilevel, multimedia introduction to mechanics and other areas of introductory physics. It combines film clips of experiments with animations, diagrams, and explanations in both voice-over and text.

        www.physclips.unsw.edu.au

 

 

Proposal Form

Deadline January 31st

 

PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM

Alabama Section of American Association of Physics Teachers

February 28, 2009, University of Montevallo

 

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Please submit information as it should appear in the convention program.

List additional presenters on attached sheet.

NAME

 

 

NAME

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

DEPARTMENT

 

SCHOOL/INST

 

 

SCHOOL/INST

 

WORK ADDRESS

 

 

WORK ADDRESS

 

CITY, STATE ZIP

 

 

CITY, STATE ZIP

 

PHONE

Wk                           Hm               

 

PHONE

Wk                         Hm               

FAX

 

 

FAX

 

EMAIL

 

 

EMAIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION INFORMATION--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Session Title ____________________________________________________________________________

 

Brief Description (25 words or less) ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you need more space use back

 

 

A.                  Hands-on workshop: presentation that actively engages everyone in the audience in a hands-on experience with materials.

 

B.                  Demonstration: presentation where presenter demonstrates a series of experiments or a scientific phenomenon.

 

C.                  Presentation:  opportunity to share an innovative teaching idea, results of research, or to discuss a topic of general or specific interest.

 

D.                  Other

 

Audio/Visual equipment needed, not supplied by you. _____________________________________________

A/V equipment is very limited.  Please indicate what you need.  We will contact you if we are unable to meet your request.

SAFETY:  Additional information will be sent to you if your presentation poses a safety hazard.  All presenters are expected to abide by standard classroom safety practices including, but not limited to, hazards involving combustibles, inhalants, projectiles and electric shock.

Send two (2) copies of this proposal by January 31, 2009 to: Chuck Hanke

                                                                                                                

Questions:HankeC@montevallo.edu           Session # ___________ Room ______________