Shocking! Electrostatics on a Budget

Led by Zhanna Glazenburg and Steve Lance From NYS Regent to AP Physics and AP Chem, charge and charging are integral to most Physics and Chemistry curricula. A lot of formal activities are written to help students conceptualize the ideas of charge and charging require equipment such as Van de Graaff generator, electroscopes, Leyden jars

Investigating Energy Transfer and Energy Efficiency – A Hands-on Workshop

Led by: Fernand Brunschwig Come experience a practical and fun way to make the concept of energy more meaningful to students in terms of their daily lives along with a viable activity to apply the concept authentically – light bulb efficiency!  The workshop will begin, in “student mode,” with a hands-on experience using energy “technology

Energy is Energy: A two-part Workshop on a Consistent Approach in Bio, Chem, and Physics

Led by Mark Schober & Donghong Sun Students often struggle with understanding energy and comprehending its crucial role in all science disciplines. This workshop will show you how to build a consistent model for energy across bio, chem, and physics. You will explore key methods to help students understand how energy, a key cross-cutting concept

Explore with Vernier

Join us in the Vernier laboratory for a three-hour exploration of the latest and greatest in probeware and data-collection technology, including our new Go Direct™ wireless sensors.

Modeling Instruction™ in Physics/Mechanics

Workshop Leaders: Paul Bianchi and Zhanna Glazenburg Come learn a fantastic approach known as Modeling Instruction™ and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial  concepts in physics. This workshop will immerse you in Modeling Instruction™ so that you can develop the skills necessary to implement this student-centered, research-informed, standards-based curricular approach


Workshop Led by: Noah Segal Interested in learning how short videos of physical phenomena can be used to create excellent, authentic learning opportunities in your classroom?  This workshop will explore the various ways Direct Measurement Videos can be integrated into your physics lessons. Direct Measurement Videos are free online resource for physics teachers developed by several award-winning educators. They have