The Physics Teacher, March 2024

The Physics Teacher


March 2024
Volume 62 Issue 3


This Month's cover features young scientists examining a recent solar eclipse; on April 8, 2024, much of the central US will experience a total eclipse. See the AstroNotes Column for more details about the eclipse and other upcoming astronomy events from Cherilynn Morrow of the NASA PUNCH (Polarimeter to UNify the Corona and Heliosphere) mission. Credit: Courtesy Mark Margolis/ Rainbow Symphony.


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.



Meandering by Said Shakerin. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 165 (2024)


Designing for Proudness by Angela J. Little; Gregory Curry; Ember Smith; Jamia Whitehorn; Mel S. Sabella. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 168–173 (2024)

Motion of a Rocking Rainbow by Joel David Krehbiel. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 174–177 (2024)

Using the Contrasting-Cases Approach to Improve Student Ability to Draw Conclusions from Measurement Data by Tong Wan. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 178–181 (2024)

Using Drones in a First-Year Physics Lab by Chadwick Young; John Dennis; Kaisa Young; Himanshu Verma. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 182–187 (2024)

Teaching about Magnetic Materials—A Pedagogical Dilemma by Colm O’Sullivan; Stephen Fahy. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 188–190 (2024)

Gravitational Acceleration—A Smartphone Approach with the Magnetic Ruler by Marciano Santamaría Lezcano; E. S. Cruz de Gracia; Thiago J. A. Mori. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 191–193 (2024)

A Simple Lissajous Figure Device by Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 194–195 (2024)

Using a Styrofoam Sphere and Video Analysis to Demonstrate the Linearly Resisted by Harmonic Oscillator Unofre B. Pili. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 196–198 (2024)

A Qualitative Analysis of Simple Harmonic Motion by Zhiwei Chong. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 199–201 (2024)

The Energy of Two Inverted Oppositely Moving Wave Pulses: A Graphical Approach by David Romero-Abad; Roberto Suarez-Cordova. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 202–204 (2024)

An Experiment with Images on Galilean Invariance to Throw Light on the Symmetry of Newton’s Laws by Nora Lia Maidana; Vito R. Vanin; Agustín Adúriz-Bravo. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 205–209 (2024)

Projectile Motion: More Geometry, More Physics by Jan Fiala. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 210–213 (2024)

Beta and Gamma Values in Relativity That Are Easy to Use by Steven L. Morris. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 214 (2024)

Measurement of Cabin Pressure During a Flight with a Smartphone by Regis Barille. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 215–218 (2024)

Selective Light Transmittance in a Glue Stick During a Distance Lab by Pasquale Onorato; Tommaso Rosi; Eugenio Tufino; Stefano Toffaletti; Massimiliano Malgieri. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 219–222 (2024)

The Sun in Augmented Reality: An Interactive Resource for Physics Learning by Jhon Alé-Silva; Leonor Huerta-Cancino. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 223–225 (2024)

Exoplanet Hunting in the Classroom: An Easy-to-Implement Experiment based on Video-Aided Light Curve Analysis with Smartphones by Sebastian Johannes Spicker; Alexander Küpper. DOI: Phys. Teach. 62, 226–229 (2024)