March Physics Update
Alabama Section of AAPT
Dr. Paul Helminger, President of our section, has set Saturday, April 12 as the date for the Spring AAPT meeting in Mobile at the University of South Alabama. Please mark this on your calendar. Here is the tentative schedule. Please bring a demo for show and tell to share.
Room 140 Instructional
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The program includes a session on physics lecture demonstrations. Please bring your favorite demonstrations to share with the Alabama AAPT community!
Time Topic Presenter/Discussion Leader
8:00 8:10 am Welcoming remarks S.L. Varghese
Chair, Associate Dean of A&S
8:10 8:30 am Overview
8:30 9:00 am
9:00 9:30 am Alternative Assessment Using TIPERS Tommi Holsenbeck, ASU
9:30 10:00 am Using TIPERS with a Classroom Response Marllin Simon, AU
System to Probe for Understanding
10:00 10:10 am Break
10:10 10:30 am Laboratory
Exercises in Astronomy R.
10:30 11:00 am PhysTEC Stan Jones, UA
11:00 12:00 pm Show & Tell Physics Demonstrations Meeting Partipicants
12:00 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 1:30 pm
1:30 2:30 pm Modeling Physics Instruction Tim Burgess, McGill Toolen
Barry Walker, Briarwood Christian
2:30 3:00 pm Physics
First Comes to
Neff Weber, McGill Toolen
Bob McDowell, McGill Toolen
More information about motels, directions, etc will follow. Please let Dr. Helminger know you are coming:
News of Mississippi Section meeting:
Please save 5 April as the date of the next meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists. The meeting will be at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (power facility) near Port Gibson, MS.
We will mail a newsletter within the next week concerning the meeting and further details will be available on the MAP website, www.msphysics.org.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting next month.
James M. Sabatier
University of Mississippi
National Center for Physical Acoustics
University, MS 38677
662 915 5404 office
662 816 5404 cell phone
662 915 3949 fax
There will be a modeling workshop at Briarwood Christian School this summer. The information and application is attached.
PLEASE help us get information out to the Section members. I am always looking for tidbits, news, sources, etc to pass along to secondary and post secondary physics teachers.
If you have any other questions, suggestions or items to share
Please contact me Tommi Holsenbeck