Welcome to a Resource for Physics Teachers
This site is designed to help physics teachers share their ideas. Many of us are the sole physics teacher in their school. It’s nice to know there are others out there to help develop experiments and demonstrations.
I will be listing many of my demos and activities along with a commentary on what works and what doesn’t. This will only work if you other teachers add to the site. Comments, ideas, explanations – all are welcome. This is going to take a while, I only got the idea at the end of May 2008. If you are looking for something in a specific content area, send me an email and I’ll do my best to pull some ideas together.
The school I teach in is new. 2006/2007 was the first year there was a 12th grade. That means I don’t have a lot of equipment for labs. I purchase more each year, but you just don’t get to start out with a $250,000 lab full of equipment. I see myself as the McGyver of physics teachers. Home Depot, the Dollar Store, Walmart, and AC Moore are regular stops on my way home from work. Administration has been great providing us with funding, but there is an endless supply of cool toys out there and money is tight everywhere.
I’m looking for contributors, even if it’s one or two postings. Comment on my labs and ideas. Correct my errors. I need your participation. Don’t be shy, you can always email me through the contact page. Thanks for stopping by.