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The fields of biology and physics have a long history of interconnection. This ePub version of the 2014 Theme Issue of American Journal of Physics is a call to biologists and physicists to explore this intersection, learn about the challenges and obstacles, and become excited about new areas of physics and physics education. ePub file will be emailed to you after purchase. You will need an eReader application on your computer or tablet to access the content in this publication.
Pre-school sale. Everyone saves $5. This second edition of Charles Camp and John J. Clement's book, Preconceptions in Mechanics: Lessons for Dealing with Students' Conceptual Difficulties, Second Edition, contains a set of 24 innovative lessons and laboratories in mechanics for high school physics classrooms that was developed by a team of teachers and science education researchers. Research has shown that certain student preconceptions conflict with current physical theories and seem to resist change when using traditional instructional techniques. This book provides a set of lessons that are aimed specifically at these particularly troublesome areas: Normal Forces, Friction, Newton's Third Law, Relative Motion, Gravity, Inertia, and Tension. The lessons can be used to supplement any course that includes mechanics. Each unit contains detailed step by step lesson plans, homework and test problems, as well as background information on common student misconceptions, an overall integrated teaching strategy, and key aspects of the targeted core concepts. This edition has a number of substantial changes based on teacher input. A number of the lessons are adaptable for college level courses as well. Evaluations using pre and post tests have shown large gain differences over control groups. Product Code OP - 72
Pre-school sale. Everyone saves $5. Grab this book for a quick and easy way to build your physics repertoire. Perfect for the first time physics teacher! This AAPT/PTRA book is designed to be a quick and easy resource for anyone teaching physics for the first time. Written after extensive research by AAPT members Jan Mader and Mary Winn. It is filled with reliable labs, demos, and activities that work well in the classroom. Also, included are lesson plans, diagrams, and teacher notes for every activity. The book is not the end---it is just a beginning, a bag of tricks teachers can build upon. Soon you and your students will realize that a day without physics does not exist and that physics is a "phun" adventure. Product Code WSP - 15