The Physics Teacher October 2023

The Physics Teacher


October 2023
Volume 61 Issue 67

Marie Curie—Lifelong Teacher

This Month's Cover features Marie Curie and Pierre Curie with their bicycles. See the fascinating article by Susan Marie Frontczak on page 549 (“Marie Curie—Lifelong Teacher”) about Marie Curie’s contributions and devotion to physics teaching.



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


Climate Change, Sustainability, and Teaching Physics, Part II by Gary White. DOI: 10.1119/10.0021081

Experimental evidence for the Biot–Savart law by Jeffrey A. Phillips; Jeff Sanny. DOI: 10.1119/5.0167265


Marie Curie—Lifelong Teacher by Susan Marie Frontczak. DOI: 10.1119/5.0063273

An Energy Unit Fueled by Climate Change by Elissa D. Levy; Abigail R. Daane; Leslie C. P. Chamberlain. DOI: 10.1119/5.0124696

Escape the Arctic: A Climate Change Escape Room for Introductory Physics Students by Danielle Buggé; Elana Resnick. DOI: 10.1119/5.0136959

Intuition and Reasoning: What Can We Learn from Cognitive Psychology? by Brianna Santangelo; Mila Kryjevskaia. DOI: 10.1119/5.0087394

Rolling and Sliding down an Inclined Plane by Rod Cross. DOI: 10.1119/5.0112746

Rectangular Compound Pendulums by Peter F. Hinrichsen. DOI: 10.1119/5.0101876

Methods to Simplify Object Tracking in Video Data by Chris M. Orban; Scott Zimmerman; Jessica T. Kulp; Jennifer Boughton; Zachary Perrico; Brianna Rapp; Richelle Teeling-Smith. DOI: 10.1119/5.0103489

Making the Physics of Energy and Climate Accessible to All by Moriah F. Garate; Carson K. Chandler; Adam H. Bennion; Clark R. Snelgrove; Tracianne B. Neilsen. DOI: 10.1119/5.0136362

Teaching the Global Energy Balance: A Complementary Computational and Hands-On Gamified Activity by Danielle M. Schmitt; Robert H. Nazarian. DOI: 10.1119/5.0136931

Visualizing the Probability Density Function of a Classical Harmonic Oscillator Mamraj Singh; Amanpal Singh; Sandeep Kumar. DOI: 10.1119/5.0094365

Teaching Introductory Circuit Labs with Arduinos by Donald A. Smith. DOI: 10.1119/5.0100360

Kinematics in One Dimension—A Smartphone Approach by Marciano Santamaría Lezcano; Evgeni Svenk Cruz de Gracia; Lucio Strazzabosco Dorneles. DOI: 10.1119/5.0083057

Interesting Introductory Physics Labs to Engage Students in Experimental Design by Wei Zhao; XianTao Wei; Zhongping Wang; Zengming Zhang; Lazhen Sun. DOI: 10.1119/5.0080429

Incorporating 3D-Printing Projects into Introductory Physics Labs by Deva O’Neil; Dareen Awwad; Hannah McPherson; Salim Solayman. DOI: 10.1119/5.0101974

A Framework for Integrating Energy and Equity in High School Physics Instruction by Rachel Scherr; Trà Huỳnh; W. Tali Hairston; Kara Gray. DOI: 10.1119/5.0134319

Developing a Physical Science Course Focused on Sustainability by Sherry L. Savrda. DOI: 10.1119/5.0141600

Mechanically Generated Random Numbers in High School by Mihály Hömöstrei; Balázs Norbert Nagy; Dorottya Schnider. DOI: 10.1119/5.0085630

Measurement of Young’s Modulus Using a Michelson Interferometer by Jae June Noh; Soyeon Kim; Jung Bog Kim. DOI: 10.1119/5.0078993

Revisiting a Classic Magic Trick with Rayleigh–Taylor Instabilities by Hollis Williams. DOI: 10.1119/5.0091200

Physical Reasoning about Climate Modeling: A Bridge to Upper-Division Physics by Ethan D. Minot. DOI: 10.1119/5.0137216