Physics

Systems, Center of Mass and Momentum

This workshop will explore how to help our students think like scientists by viewing phenomena in terms of systems and their interactions.

Coding in the Physics Classroom: Exploring new ways to approach the study of motion

This workshop will explore how teachers can use coding in the physics classroom to creatively involve students in solving complex problems via a step-by-step method using the computer.

Electricity & Magnetism Modeling

Teachers will work through coherent model-centered materials for high school electricity and magnetism from a microscopic perspective to develop a deep understanding of content and how to teach it effectively.

Mechanics Modeling (NYS Regents aligned)

Learn a fantastic teaching method known as Modeling Instruction, and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in physics.

“Can we have a group test?” Designing collaborative, active, alternative assessments for physics and chemistry classes

Led by​: Kelly O’Shea The Next Generation Science Standards require that students construct explanations and design solutions using scientific practices. Lab practicums are an engaging and effective way for students to demonstrate their understanding. At the same time, students often learn and work in groups, and scientists also work in teams. How can we design assessments

Wave Generator Make’n’Take

Led by Mark Schober This workshop is based around a low-cost wave-driver and amplifier driven by a free smartphone app for investigating wave propagation in strings. Similarly capable equipment from science suppliers ranges from $500-$1000 per lab setup, while ours costs just $30. We will begin by using the wave driver to examine properties of standing waves