TPT November 2021

The Physics Teacher November 2021
Volume 58 Issue 8

This month's cover is another beautiful image by Daniela Rapava, a long expo-sure (~ 0.8 seconds) of a strand of hair moving through the air, backlit by sunlight. Dr. Rapava's work has been featured on TPT covers and in Visual Physics in the past—see TPT issues from Dec. 2020, Nov. 2018, Dec. 2016, Oct. 2016, May 2015, and April 2015.



And the Survey Says..., Astronotes, Figuring Physics, For the New Teacher, Just Physics, iPhysicsLabs, Little Gems, Physics Challenge for Teachers and Students, Fermi Questions, Talkin' Physics, Technology In The Classroom, Tricks of the Trade, Visual Physics,  and Websights.


How Golden Age’s Comics Heroes Can Make Your Physics Lessons Great Again by Mohamed El Abed. DOI: 10.1119/5.0018646

Virtual Laboratories in Physics Education by Anton Filanovich and Alexander Povzner. DOI: 10.1119/5.0038803

What Does It Mean to “Make Sense” of Physics? by Tor Ole Odden. DOI: 10.1119/5.0024095

Using Math in Physics: 3. Anchor equations by Edward F. Redish. DOI: 10.1119/5.0023066

Lights, Physics, Action: The Science of Theater Lighting Design by Donald A. Smith and Brian Coleman. DOI: 10.1119/5.0019846

The Brachistochrone: An Excellent Problem for All Levels of Physics Students by John A. Milsom. DOI: 10.1119/5.0021274

Entanglement Ball: Using Dodgeball to Introduce Quantum Entanglement by Jasmine Marckwordt, Alexandria Muller, Danielle Harlow, Diana Franklin and Randall H. Landsberg. DOI: 10.1119/5.0019871

An Affordable Self-Built Spectrometer for the Physics and Astronomy Classroom: A Useful Teaching Tool and Demonstration Instrument by Carl Faust and Seth Ashman. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006912

Vessel Drainage Under the Influence of Gravity by Hollis Williams. DOI: 10.1119/5.0020444

Supporting Preschool Teachers to Teach Physics in Mexico by Gabriela Nieto Betance, Mario Humberto Ramírez Díaz and Soraida Cristina Zúñiga Martínez. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006913

Introducing Archie – A Useful Tool for Teaching Archimedes’ Principle by Jarier Wannous and Milan Kovác. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006914

Collisions of Coins by Barbara Rovšek and Sašo Žigon. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006915

Separation of Peas and Carrots in Boiling Water by Zachary H. Levine. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006916

A Forgotten Simple Pendulum Period Equation by Peter F. Hinrichsen. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006917

An Analogy on the Difference Between Boiling and Evaporation: A Strange Prison by Hasan Şahin Kizilcik. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006919

Why Is the Angle of Incidence Equal to the Angle of Reflection? An Activity by Shirish R. Pathare, Bhagyashri G. Latad, Rohan D. Lahane and Saurabhee S. Huli. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006918

Polarized Light Demonstrations with the Overhead Projector by Thomas B. Greenslade Jr. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006920

200 HTML5 Simulations for Introductory Physics by Andrew G. Duffy. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006921

Where Are the Crosshairs in the Finderscope? Another activity using a cardboard telescope by Jeongwoo Park and Hee Kyung Park. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006922


Race and Physics Teaching Collection Resource
Race and Physics Teaching Continued May 2020-January 2021

DNA Science TPT Element

DNA Science Lesson & Digi-Kit

Inspired by an article from The Physics Teacher, this multidisciplinary lesson and digital resource collection is based on How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA: Experiments in Diffraction (Braun, Tierney, & Schmitzer, 2011). Click the image to access this resource.