Physics & Physical Science Demos, Labs, & Projects for High School Teachers

Archive for January 2016

I saw this video on Popular Science today and I had to share it .  It seems to be a teacher in-service day showing how to demonstrate relativity and gravity.  I almost didn’t play it because it runs close to 10 minutes.  Really excellent and worth your time.

Book-Sale-620x354Some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted anything new in a while.  I retired from teaching at the end of last year and went back into the engineering field selling industrial automation.  I hope to be able to continue teaching at the community college, but I’m traveling a bit and that doesn’t fit well with 14 week courses.

In the mean time, I have tons of great books on math, physics, physics labs, and general education.  I’d like to offer them to my followers here at a very reasonable price before I put them up for sale on eBay.  I’m guessing, but I probably have at least 8 different Calculus textbooks, 12 Physics textbooks, 20 or 30 books on hand’s on activities and labs, some movies, and … well, I have a lot of stuff.  Some have answer keys, student resources, yes, it’s endless.

I’m going to compile a list, if you are interested, use the contact me link.  I’ll email you the spreadsheet as soon as it’s done.  Also let me know if you are looking for something in particular.  I’m thinking I’ll list prices for each book but if you want to bundle a bunch, make me an offer.  Choose what you like, pay for the books and the actual shipping cost.  I’m not looking to get rich, I’m interested in putting these into the hands of people who can use them.  What I don’t sell after a couple of weeks will go on eBay.  Please don’t be shy.



What’s New in 2013/2014?

Every year brings a change, this one is no exception.

I will be picking up the sophomore honors Algebra II class to keep them separate from the juniors. This should help accelerate them and put them on a stronger track towards Calculus. Looks like there will be only one section each of Physics and Calculus, but still two of Robotics & Engineering.

Hot topics this year are going to be the Common-Core Standards, Standards-Based Grading (SBG), improving AP Calculus scores, and somehow adding Python, maybe as a club.

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