Saturday, January 22, 2011

PhyzParty at my place!

PTSOS2/Sacramento is one week from today. Workshop 2, "Give Physics a Whirl" focuses on heat, waves, and sound. We discuss ideas, classroom instruction, labs and demos. Valuable goodies are distributed to participants!

Here's a list of likely topics:

Measuring Temperature, Kinetic Theory, Thermal Expansion, Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Leidenfrost Effect, and more.

Vibrations, Wave Mechanics, Doppler Effect, Bow/Shock Waves, Interference, Sound, and more.

Critical thinking, paperwork management, dealing with state assessments, and other topics may sneak in during the day. Computer simulations and video clips, too. Resources are "massively shared!" And participants are likely to build a make-n-take before all is said and done.

If you're a new physics teacher in Northern California, sign up! If you're an old physics teacher in Northern California who enjoys talking about the craft, sign up!

The workshop is hosted by Steve Keith and yours truly at Rio Americano High School, Saturday, January 29, 8:30am-4:30pm. Registration includes goodies (apparatus), goodies (treats), and lunch and is attractively priced at FREE! Register with Stephanie Finander at

PTSOS is sponsored by the Northern California and Nevada section of The American Association of Physics Teachers (NCNAAPT) and made possible by a grant from the Karl L. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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