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Teaching Resources

There are many resources available to help teachers of physics, astronomy, and physical science. A few are listed here, and we always welcome suggestions for new items to add to the list. To suggest a teaching resource for this page, email us at webmaster@aapt.org.

Links to Teaching Resources

Article Collections from AAPT Journals

Services from AAPT

International Physics Education Websites

(Conference Proceedings may be available)

AAPT Partners & Projects

Reports, Reviews, & Articles

Multimedia

App Based Physics

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Hewitt Drew-IT!  Physics Screen Casts

Teach Physics: Make a Difference video (PhysTEC.org)

The Constellations and Their Stars

National Science Foundation Videos

NBC Learn - Science of the NFL

NBC Learn - Science of the Olympic Winter Games

NSF - Science of Speed

Free Online climate and Energy Teaching Resources - Grades 6-16

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science

Newton's Apple - The Physics of Roller Coasters (YouTube Video)

The Physics of Baseball

Pablo Physics Video Clips

Physics Forums

UNSW School of Physics Physclips

WebAssign Physics Explorations with Direct Measurement Videos: collection features physics questions with embedded videos of actual events and systems, such as objects colliding and rockets launching. The videos utilize rulers, grids, frame-counters, and other graphical overlays that enable students to make measurements directly from the video to analyze and apply physics concepts.

CK-12 Foundation

The Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University-Hands-onNanoActivities

CPU links to Explore More

PHET Physics Simulations

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking the Way College Students Learn tells the unexpected story of how a group of physicists became concerned about what their students were learning, what they did about it, and how their work is influencing a new generation trying to reinvent college so that students really learn.

Symphony of Science Videos

The Small Matter of Big Science This short clip discusses the connection between economic security and investment, including government investment, in scientific research. This is a small section of a two-part program called "The Small Matter of Big Science" that closely examines developing policy as it relates to nuclear science and frontier research in the United States.

  • We Are the Explorers (NASA Video)

  • Why Study Physics? (James Madison University Video)

    Free member resources at the Physics Store

    Guidelines
    Posters

    Pamphlets/Books/SPIN-UP Resources

    Blogs

    TYC Physics
    PERticles

    Pat's Picks for STEM Teachers


    Service Opportunities

  • Peace Corps
  • Teach for America
  • NGOabroad
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    Physics Education Highlights

    News, multimedia, and activities related to the physics education world

     

    Preparing High School Physics Teachers

    By taking on a significant part of the education of high school physics teachers, physics departments in the US can inspire their students and help ensure a scientifically educated population.  Written by Ted Hodapp (American Physical Society), Jack Hehn (American Institute of Physics), and Warren Hein (American Association of Physics Teachers).  Physics Today, February 2009, p.40.

    Dr. Cise's Physics: New York Times Applications of Concepts

    Physics professor at Austin Community College, Dr. John P Cise takes New York Times articles and alters them to include questions and teach lessons about physics. Physics concepts include Kinematics, Newton's 2 Law, Fluids, Heat, Sound, and more.

    The Cyclotron Kids: Teenagers Building Atom Smasher

    A group of three high school students are in the process of building a cyclotron with the help of Jefferson Labs. Heidi, German, and Peter comprise the whole of "The Cyclotron Kids" (thecyclotronkids.org). They recently posted an introductory video on YouTube detailing the interesting story of how they met and how the project came to be.

     

    The Cyclotron Kids, video (YouTube.com)