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November/December 2009 e-Wave

Alabama Section of AAPT

President-Marllin Simon  msimon@physics.auburn.edu

President-Elect-Duane Pontius  dpontius@bsc.edu

Section Rep-Stan Jones  stjones@bama.ua.edu

Secretary/Treas-Tommi Holsenbeck  eholsenbeck@alasu.edu

Past President-Chuck Hanke   hankec@montevallo.edu

 

 

Mark you calendar NOW!

Alabama Section AAPT Meeting

March 6, 2010

Auburn University

(More details in the near future)

 

 

Some resources from the Internet:

Science Movie Worksheet Database -Showing science videos and the occasional Hollywood film in the classroom is an innovative way to demonstrate science concepts and expose common misconceptions while providing a thought provoking change of pace for students. Below is a catalog of science movie worksheets and video guides. Site has many video worksheets and movie guides that go along with popular science movies on DVD/VHS. The collection was generously contributed by other teachers.

http://moviesheets.com/site/science-movie-sheets.php

 

 

Why your spouse should be glad you’re a GEEK

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/top-10-endearing-habits-of-a-geeky-spouse/

 

 

Speaking of games, a book with games and physics:

Physics for Game Developers. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596000066/#top



This post explores the issue of girls and math - the writer is concerned that his young daughter thinks math "sucks".

http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2009/06/new-voices-math-sucks.html



There is a promising online textbook initiative for K-12:

http:/about.ck12.org/

 

For questions and suggestion about the March 6th, 2010 meeting contact Dr. Marllin Simon: msimon@physics.auburn.edu

msimon@physics.auburn.edu