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Physics includes the study of forces and motion, conservation laws, heat, fluids, vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, and sound and light.

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Newspaper Physics for First-Year College Students

This article describes and illustrates a physics course for first-year college students whose only knowledge of physics is that they do not like the...

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The Tachyon Nexus

This article describes a website called The Tachyon Nexus (no relation to Tachyon Nexus Inc.), which includes reliable information about the controv...

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Focus on Physics: The Physics of Rainbows

Building an understanding of physical principles. ...

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, June 18, 2024
 

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Science Update: Space Weather on Our Approach to Solar Max, August 15, 2024

Join us on Thursday, August 15, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET, to learn about space weather from NASA. In this web seminar, we will delve into the...

 

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The First and Most Important Day of Class

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Transporting Martian Samples: Using Engineering Design to Assess Thermal Energy Transfer, Forces, and Nature of Engineering

Engineering activities often emphasize the practices of engineers, but can sometimes feel disconnected from content. This engineering design activity ...

 

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The Micro Assignment Guided Inquiry and Collaboration (MAGIC) method: A qualitative discussion of the benefits of active learning through scaffolded assignments in upper-level physics and mathematics

In this article, we discuss Micro Assignment Guided Inquiry and Collaboration (MAGIC), an active learning method that draws on the merits of inquiry-b...

 

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Introducing a sequence of (almost) unlimited, zero-penalty, interview-like assessments into an introductory physics course: student responses and considerations.

An introductory physics course may be run like a video game, where students have an almost unlimited number of attempts to demonstrate their competenc...

 

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Science Update: Get Ready for International Observe the Moon Night! July 11, 2024

Join us on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET, to learn about the Moon and the International Observe the Moon Night. During this...

 

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, April 23, 2024
 

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, April 16, 2024
 

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Students to Stewards: Student-centered climate change instruction
 

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Coherence from the Students’ Perspective: What, Why and How?
 

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Moving Around as a Teacher

What other profession gives summers off, with the bonus of teaching in different locations? In this article I’ll tell how taking leaves of absence t...

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