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Saturday, February 1
 

10:00am CST

Rotational Motion I – Torque and Energy
Part two of three. Designed to teach the content necessary for the new AP1 curriculum that will be replacing PreAP Physics in most districts, this presentation will include lecture, problems, hand-outs, and hands-on demos (from actual class labs). Participants will gain conceptual and mathematical understanding of torque and rotational energy (which is more complex than linear). Content: Basic Torque; moment arm (advanced torque); rotational energy (including advanced calculations).


Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am CST
213

11:15am CST

Released AP Physics Questions as a Resource for Developing Physics Labs
The AP Physics exams include one or more lab based questions which regularly show up as weak areas for students. This session will focus on effective development of labs for Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics B (soon to be AP Physics 1 & 2), and AP Physics C using released free response questions. Emphasis will be placed on experimental design, data analysis, and error analysis.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
619

11:15am CST

THe Fluid Filled Accelerometer
Would you like to be able to help your students understand motion and force? This short course based on the Operation Physics program uses a novel Fluid Field Accelerometer to help participants gain a deep understanding of motion and force. Participants will use and receive instructions to make their own FFA. This is a unique opportunity for teachers. While focused on the middle grades the concepts presented are valuable to HS teachers.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
803

1:30pm CST

TeacherGeek STEM: Rubber Band Racer Make ‘n Take
Build, race and engineer a vehicle while applying the science concepts of energy, simple machines and friction. This activity comes with components required to construct a vehicle powered by the stored energy of a simple rubber band. Classroom-ready STEM lesson exploring force, motion, and energy. FREE kit and activity to all participants.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
423

1:30pm CST

Building Connections between Math and Physics
Have you ever wondered why your students just can't seem to solve F=ma? How many different ways can you teach velocity graphs before the students understand? Have you considered that it might be because physics and math teachers use different vocabulary and strategies for teaching the same concepts? Learn how to approach your administration and math departments to identify common areas that cause confusion and increase cross-curricular integration.

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avatar for Clay Stanfield

Clay Stanfield

Teacher, RISD
Physics Teacher

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
806

1:30pm CST

Flipping the Physics Classroom
In this workshop, we will use an eBook to demonstrate the ease of filling the physics classroom. We will use a topic that is occurs in the spring semester and the materials will be yours to take back and use in your classroom. With this information you will be able to try the process of flipping the classroom. Everyone should bring their own laptop with a cord incase you need to plug into an outlet.


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
801

1:30pm CST

Understanding Electricity
This short course based on the Operation Physics program uses a participant created Home Brewed Electrophorus and a simple Leyden Jar to investigate the nature of electricity. Participants will learn how to separate and store electrical charges. Participants will investigate both static and current electricity. Participants will leave with a functional Electrophorus and Leyden Jar and a deep understanding of electricity.

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Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
803

2:45pm CST

Hollywood Physics
Looking for more engaging examples for you physics classroom? In this session, we will break down scenes from movies like Back to the Future, The A-Team, Gone in 60 Seconds, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and more! Using these movie scenes, students will use physics concepts like Kinematics, Projectile Motion, Force, and Momentum while trying to answer the age old movie question “is that really possible?” Participants will receive information on where to find each movie clip for easy use in the classroom.

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avatar for Kenric Davies

Kenric Davies

Lead Physics Teacher, Sherman High School
I obtained a Bachelor's of Arts in Physics from Texas A&M University where I was also a part of the aggieTEACH program. After graduating in 2010, I went to work for Sherman High School and have been teaching Physics, Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics B (now AP Physics 1 & 2), and Astronomy... Read More →

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
801

2:45pm CST

Ranking Tasks for Today's Physics
Formative and summative assessment continue to drive the planning for our classes. Use of the ranking tasks can be a part of the assessment process. The ranking tasks will help students to use the relationships established in physics and identify some of the misconceptions within the physics concepts the students have maintained. The use of the ranking tasks will help build student confidence in the work and decision-making. Packets of ranking tasks for the entire year will be distributed and books with ranking tasks will be given to the first 20 through the door.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
613

2:45pm CST

Motion Graphs and You! Teaching and learning motion graphs conceptually
Students often struggle with describing motion from a graph. In this workshop, participants will be presented with a conceptual, hands-on method of creating and interpreting kinematics graphs, using toy cars and ticker tape. Participants will receive student worksheets, keys, and a card sort activity. Skills presented are applicable for regular middle school through honors/AP high school physics students. For a more in-depth, numerical data analysis workshop, please attend Georgia Stuart's session, Science Data and You!

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avatar for Karin Busby

Karin Busby

Physics Teacher, Lake Highlands High School

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Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
802

2:45pm CST

Applying Newton's Laws
This one hour workshop will focus on strategies to improve the understanding of Newton's second law, inertia and collecting data to cement the relationship between force, mass and acceleration. Equipment raffle and free resources provided.


Saturday February 1, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
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