ADDING INQUIRY TO PHYSICS FIRST WORKSHOP
On Saturday June 3rd the AAPT national and local NJAAPT hosted a workshop on
"Adding Inquiry to Physics First" at Randolph High School. Keri Parry, PTRA (Physics Teaching Resource Agent), hosted and facilitated the workshop.
There were 12
attendees including many first-time NJAAPT members and workshop goers.
explored labs or demos in mechanics, waves, and optics while having discussions
and prompts about implementing them in the classroom. Towards the end of the
workshop, teachers exchanged formative assessment materials.
The group decided
to create a "Google Group" which is called Physics First NJ. It's open to all
and the focus would be on teaching physics first.