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March Meeting
Nebraska Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
March 24,2012
Doane College
Crete, Nebraska

Meeting Notes

Room 152, Lied Science and Mathematics Building

9:00
Registration – pay your 2012 dues ($20.00); talk to friends while drinking coffee and eating donuts
9:30

What’s happening in physics at Doane College? – Mark Plano Clark & Chris Wentworth: Slides

10:00
The Modeling Instruction Method - Tom Brestel and Judy Stucky. Learn about this successful teaching approach from two Nebraska practitioners.
10:45
Break
11:00

Using Toys to Teach Physics – Shareshop*

Kendra Sibbernsen - Electric Circuits with Play Dough

Kevin Lee - Random Photon Walk demo with Bumble Ball

Chris Wentworth - Teaching about Energy with Push'n'Go toys

Contributed Talks:

John Rogers - Physics Apps for iPhone and iPad

 

12:00
Lunch
12:30

Business Meeting

We decided the fall meeting will be on November 3 at Westside High School in Omaha.

 

1:30

Using Tracker for Video Analysis Projects– Chris Wentworth. Get some hands-on experience with this open source application. The main web site for Tracker is Tracker