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- Free ONLINE course for teachers in Newtonian Mechanics from MIT
This Summer Mechanics Course is offered on the MIT-Harvard edX.org platform for teachers who want to increase their appreciation of Mechanics, their problem-solving ability, or who might consider using our pedagogy, automatically graded homework, and hundreds of other free online resources in their class. Those who only want to browse are also welcome.
This course targets physics teachers. There is a special discussion forum on how to teach this material, Massachusetts teachers can receive Professional Development Points, and all teachers can receive Continuing Education Units from the American Association of Physics Teachers at ½ of their usual rate. Instructors are encouraged to share this announcement with their colleagues and to suggest this course to accomplished students whom they think would enjoy or benefit from a more mature overview of mechanics and problem solving. Register: http://edX.org/courses (the course is 8.MRev)More Information: http://RELATE.MIT.edu or Rel
- published by David Pritchard on May 16, 2013
- The Physics of Water in Trees
- The physics of water in trees is so much more complicated than one would expect. Derek Muller's videos and this article use simple puzzles to help you to better understand some of mechanisms for water flow in trees.
- published by Science for All on May 13, 2013
- Counting cracks in glass gives speed of projectile
- Simple relationship between velocity and number of spokes in star-shaped fracture
- published by Science News on May 8, 2013
Jul 28, 2012 - Aug 01, 2012
in Philadelphia, PA
American Association of Physics Teaching event
SM12 Theme - Physics: The Experimental Core -
The AAPT 2012 Summer meeting will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of the first great American experimental physicist, Ben Franklin. Physics is an experimental science. Encouraging and empowering the next generation to embrace the art of experimentation that lies at the core of physics, will ensure that our field remains vibrant and alive.
Mar 30, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012
in Gainesville, Florida
University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training event
Week-long summer camp will immerse rising 10th graders in engineering, physics, and geology. Kids live in a college dorm, interact with scientists, and conduct investigations in biomedical, environmental, & forensic science. $650 fee
Mar 01, 2012 - May 22, 2012
Students are encouraged to enroll in a free, online Mechanics course hosted by the RELATE group from MIT. The course runs March 1 through May 22.
Sep 14, 2011 - Sep 17, 2011
Workshop introduction to the ComPADRE resource collection.