AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers

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Meet Shannon

In high school, physics was the most difficult and rewarding class I took. My teacher, Mr. K., was a natural storyteller: a lesson on kinematics was woven into tales of his past life as a smokejumper. Newton’s laws taught during a discussion of the construction of a huge bridge in town. On the last day of class, Mr. K. rounded us all up and we got on a bus to a nearby amusement park. Timing the ascent of a roller coaster, I suddenly knew: one day I would become a physicist.




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