Physics

Photoelectric Effect Make-N-Take Workshop

Workshop Led by: Mark Schober The photoelectric effect is one of the central phenomena in our understanding of light and matter. Shine light on a metal, and electrons are ejected . . . sometimes. Why electrons are or aren’t ejected is surprising and unexpected: it took Einstein’s genius to explain it and his ideas reshaped our

Preparing For The Physics 1 Exam 

Leaders: Diane Jammula and Pravin Jammula Are your students stressing out about the upcoming AP physics 1 exam? Want to gain some new ideas, resources, and/or methods for how to better review and prepare your students? 

Writing Practice Exam Questions for Physics AP1

Leaders: Jesus Hernandez (Manhattan Center for Science and Math) Zhanna Glazenburg (Croton-Harmon High School) Participants in this workshop will consider how the redesigned Physics AP1 expectations differ from AP Physics B and how that affects the practice questions we use in our classes to help students meet the new expectations.

Particle Models of Matter for Middle School Science/Meteorology

Leader: Mark Schober Mr. Schober will share a sequence of demos and student activities that induce students to develop a particle model of matter to help them understand meteorological concepts, including wind, air pressure, humidity, and phase changes.

Graphical Problem Solving in Physics

Leader: Kelly O’Shea (Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School) Graphical methods for solving problems are elegant, connect to calculus, and support students who typically struggle with strict formulaic problem solving.