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  1. Physics Teaching Resources • Organizations for Physics Teachers • Journals for High School Physics Teachers • Textbooks in High School Physics Teaching • Physics Teaching References • Electronic Resources (CDs & Internet) • Demonstration Handbooks • Suppliers • Grants • Competitions • Web Resources • List Servers • ISPP

  2. Organizations for Physics Teachers • Area Groups • Illinois State Physics Project (ISPP) • Physics Northwest • Capitol Area Physics Alliance • St. Louis Area Physics Teachers • Chicago ITQ Science Project • Regional Groups • Illinois Section of the AAPT (ISAAPT) • Chicago Section of the AAPT (CS-AAPT) • Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) • National Groups • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

  3. Journals for High School Physics Teachers • The Physics Teacher • Physics Today • American Journal of Physics • Journal for Physics Education Research (AIP) • Scientific American • Science News • The Science Teacher (NSTA) • International Journal of Science Education • Physics Education • Journal of Research in Science Teaching • Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online (JPTEO)

  4. Physics Textbooks Used (1997) • Regular first-year physics: • Physics: Principles & Problems (Merril/Glencoe) 57% • Modern Physics (Holt, Rinehart & Winston) 20% • Conceptual Physics (Hewitt) 15% • Physics for non-science students: • Conceptual Physics 84% • Physics: Principles & Problems 7% • Honors physics: • Physics: Principles & Problems 25% • Physics (Giancoli) 19% • Modern Physics 15% • Advanced placement B Advanced placement C • Physics (Giancoli) 27% - Fundamentals of Physics • College Physics (Serway) 24% (Halliday & Resnick) 41% • Physics (Cutnell) 9% - University Physics (Sears) 19%

  5. Physics Teaching References • Aarons, A. B. (1990) A Guide to Introductory Physics Teaching • Aarons, A. B. (1997). Teaching Introductory Physics: All Inclusive Guide. • Kutliroff, D. (19xx) Teaching High School Physics • Osborne, J. & Freeman, J. (1989 Teaching Physics: A Guide For The Non-Specialist • Wilson, J. (1997). Conference on the Introductory Physics Courses. • Yurkewicz, W., Jr. (1985) A Guidebook For Teaching Physics

  6. Electronic Resources • Physics InfoMall CD • Guidebook to constructing inexpensive science teaching Equipment: Physics • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse CD • (file:///ENC/docs/docsfr.htm) • ISAAPT Resources • ISU PTE “Resources” web page http://www.phy.ilstu.edu/PTE.html

  7. Demonstration Handbooks • AAPT Publications • A Demonstration Handbook for Physics (Freier & Anderson) • A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas (Berry) • String & Sticky Tape Experiments (Edge) • Commercial Publications • Teaching Physics with Real World Applications • Five Easy Lessons (Knight) • ISAAPT Guidebook Program

  8. Suppliers • PASCO • Vernier • Fischer • Arbor Scientific

  9. Grants • CPB Basic Elements of Grant Writing • http://www.cpb.org/grants.writing.html

  10. Competitions • Word Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) • Scholastic Bowl • International Physics Olympiad (IPO) • Junior Engineering and Technical Society (JETS) • Intel’s Science Talent Search (Westinghouse) • Duracell/NSTA Competition • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  11. Web Resources • Physics Applets (java)/Interactive Simulations • http://phet.colorado.edu/ • Resources for Physics Teachers @ UNC • http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/pams/physics/PCEP/www/PCC/URLs.html • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education • http://www.enc.org • See PTE.html website for more • http://www.phy.ilstu.edu/pte/

  12. PSA’s • Local Physical Science Alliances • LPSA is a loose organization of High School, College, and University Physics Teachers in various regions around the state. • They meet once a month at a host school to discuss teaching methods, lecture demonstrations, and teaching techniques, and anything of interest in the area of Physics