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.




Why your spouse should be glad you’re a GEEK




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".


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



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