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Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
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    Come talk about how teaching and learning are going. Share your successes! Commiserate about your struggles! We want to hear how it's going in your classroom: virtual, hybrid, or in-person. What (other than a winning lottery ticket) would make your teaching easier?

    • 23 Feb 2021
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    • ZOOM Meeting
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    Regularly scheduled Executive Board Meeting

    • 27 Feb 2021
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    • 13 Mar 2021
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    • Virtual
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    Physics Olympics 2021  --  Virtual

    This is open to NJAAPT members (the teacher registering must be a NJAAPT member).  

    There is no charge to attend the Olympics but you still must register your school to participate.  

    Complete rules for the events will be available upon receipt of your registration.

    All events are held virtually.

    A school is limited to one team consisting of 6 members.

    Participants working together are required to wear a face mask.

    Faculty advisors will be asked to help judge the events. A few days before the competition, the Physics Olympics committee will hold a virtual meeting with the facility advisors to discuss judging procedures.

    All members of the team must take an active role in the competition: All team members are required to participate in the Fermi Question Event and design and build either the Tower of cards or the Roller Coaster. The facility adviser will verify that each team member participated in the competition.

     

    On Saturday, February 27, starting at 10:00 am, two events will be held:

    The Fermi Question and the Tallest Tower of Cards, will be held.

    Fermi Question event:  the team will have 30 minutes to answer 5 questions. Each team will be in a separate chat room under the supervision of an instructor.  The team will be required to explain the logic of their solution, in written form, for their answers to be eligible for scoring: as long as they can defend their solution, their answers will be accepted. No additional points awarded for explaining the solution but the explanations are still a requirement.

    Tallest Tower of Playing Cards event:  the team is to design and build a tower constructed entirely of playing cards.  The tallest tower wins the event.  Each team is required to design and build three towers.  The team will hold their own run-off competition to select the best design tower to enter into the official competition.  During the virtual competition, the team will build their tower under the supervision of the judges.

    One week before the official competition, the team will provide the Physics Olympics Committee a video of the building of the two runner-up towers.  The facility adviser will verify that the tower was built by the team and the height achieved.  Additional Points will be awarded to the team’s overall score for each runner-up tower that is built according to the requirements described in the rules. Submitted video may not identify the team members, observers or location of the building of the tower.

    On Saturday, March 13, starting at 10:00 am, the Slow Descent Roller Coaster will take place.

    Slow Descent Roller Coaster:  The team will design and build a roller coaster made from toothpicks and white glue. The roller coaster is to be design so that a marble will descend in the greatest amount of time.

    Each team is required to design and build three coasters.  The team will hold their own run-off competition to select the best design coaster to enter into the official competition.  During the virtual competition, the judge(s) will measure the descent time of the marble of the team’s coaster.

    One week before the official competition, the team will provide the Physics Olympics Committee a video of the marble descending the two runners-up coasters. The facility adviser will verify that the coasters were built by the team and the descent times.  Additional Points will be awarded to the team’s overall score for each runner-up coaster that is built according to the requirements described in the rules.  Submitted video may not identify the team members, observers or location of the building of the coaster.


Past events

13 Jan 2021 Cracker Barrel
18 Nov 2020 EdPuzzle and Cracker Barrel
29 Oct 2020 Using Simulations for Exploratory Virtual Labs CrackerBarrel
20 Oct 2020 NJAAPT Exec Board Meeting 10/20/20
15 Oct 2020 NearPod & CrackerBarrel
01 Oct 2020 SGOs & Cracker Barrel 10/01
23 Sep 2020 Executive Board Meeting 9/23/20
22 Sep 2020 Distance Teaching Series: Labs - Part 2
17 Sep 2020 Cracker Barrel 9/17/20
25 Aug 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series #5: Preparation of Resources
20 Aug 2020 Executive Board Meeting - Zoom
19 Aug 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series #4: Student Engagement
12 Aug 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series #3: Assessment
28 Jul 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series: Labs
23 Jul 2020 NJAAPT Section(Business) Meeting
07 Jul 2020 Resources for Remote Physics Teaching: Cracker Barrel
29 Jun 2020 Quantum Computing Workshop- June 29 to July 9 (Excluing July 3) 9:30AM-11:30AM Each Day
24 Jun 2020 Teaching Physics in a Virtual Environment: Pilot Meeting
04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: NJAAPT Spring Meeting 2020: Bridging Connections
21 Feb 2020 Demo Night, 2020
18 Feb 2020 Physics Teachers Sharing Session
05 Feb 2020 Physics Sharing Session
18 Jan 2020 NJ Physics Olympics 2020 --- North / Central New Jersey
18 Jan 2020 NJ Physics Olympics 2020 --- South Jersey
03 Dec 2019 Physics Sharing Session
23 Nov 2019 The Bridges of Manhattan
29 Oct 2019 Physics Sharing Session
05 Oct 2019 Foutan Circuit - Make & Take Workshop
20 Sep 2019 Kickoff the School Year with Dave's Demo Show with Treats!
17 Jul 2019 A 1-Day Physics Meeting: Afternoon:Quarknet and Particle Physics, Evening: The Physicists in the Basement of New Castle
26 Apr 2019 Dinner Meeting/ Speaker + Workshop
13 Apr 2019 Workshop: "The Spreadsheet Lab Manual"-- Expanding Spreadsheet Modeling Capability in High School Physics
06 Apr 2019 Foutan Circuit - Make & Take Workshop
22 Mar 2019 Demo Night, 2019
19 Jan 2019 NJ Physics Olympics 2019 --- South Jersey
19 Jan 2019 NJ Physics Olympics 2019 --- North / Central New Jersey
15 Dec 2018 Holiday TED Talk Extravaganza
16 Nov 2018 Regional AAPT Meeting Nov 16 & 17, 2018
13 Oct 2018 Workshop: "The Spreadsheet Lab Manual"-- Expanding Spreadsheet Modeling Capability in High School Physics
28 Sep 2018 Dave's Demo Show
18 Jul 2018 A 1 Day Physics Meeting - Afternoon: Quarknet and Particle Physics, Evening: Current Tension in Cosmology - A Panel Presentation and Discussion
27 Jun 2018 Sharing Session -- Starting the Year Off Right !
02 Jun 2018 Grading and Assessment Practices Discussion + Make & Take
20 Apr 2018 DARK MATTER -- Oren Slone, Dinner Speaker
24 Mar 2018 NJAAPT Spring Meeting 2018: Cumulative Assessment in Science, Make 'n Takes
09 Feb 2018 Demo Night, 2018
13 Jan 2018 NJ Physics Olympics --- North/Central Jersey 2018
13 Jan 2018 NJ Physics Olympics --- South Jersey 2018
08 Dec 2017 Physics Film Fiesta / Holiday Party
02 Dec 2017 STEAMing PHYSICS Through Inquiry
21 Oct 2017 Video Analysis In Your Classroom
28 Jun 2017 Get Your Graph On !
03 Jun 2017 Adding Inquiry to Physics First
17 Mar 2017 Spring Meeting 2017: Gravitational Waves(Fri 3/17) & New Approaches In Physics Education (Sat 3/18)
03 Feb 2017 Demo Show 2017
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