NJAAPT

 

Upcoming events

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bernards HS, Bernardsville, NJ
    • 5
    Register

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!  A few spots are still left!

    This is a great opportunity to make a Foutan Circuit board for exploring series, parallel, and compound circuits.

    Rich Terwilliger (NY state Physics instructor) will guide participants in making the circuit box.  Rich presented at the NJAAPT Regional Meeting, and has many resources and much knowledge to share with other Physics teachers.

    Invest a few hours in this workshop, and you'll have this demonstration device to use for years!

    Photo of Rich's circuit board:   

               

    Here's Rich's description of the Foutan Circuit, here

    General info about Foutan Circuit here

    Registration is open to NJAAPT members, and is limited to 15 people. 

    There will be a waiting list generated if the workshop fills up.  If there is enough interest, another workshop may be scheduled in the future.

    All materials are included with registration.

    Register early to guarantee your spot.  You'll be glad you did!


    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls, NJ
    Register
    We look forward to your school's participation at this event.  The competition is a lot of fun and your students will meet, share experiences, and compete with other students from various parts of New Jersey.


    Be sure to sign up for the event location (North/South) that you are going to.

    This is for the NJ Olympics North/Central Jersey.  The other event is NJ Olympics South Jersey.

    For your students to appear in any NJAAPT publications, they must complete and bring  to the competition the NJAAPT Media Publication Release Form. This is new for the 2020 Olympics.

    Please note that there is a deadline for Event 6, The Pringles Package, of December 4, 2019.

    This year's events are: 

    1. FERMI QUESTION: To estimate the order of magnitude of a quantity that is difficult or impossible to measure.

    2. GRAB BAGOn the day of the Olympics, the team will be given supplies to build a device that solves a  challenge.

    3. NEWSPAPER BRIDGE:  To design and build a bridge that will support the greatest weight per gram of material used to construct it.

    4. THE PAPER BOOMERANG: To design and build a paper boomerang that returns the greatest distance.

    5. HOOKED CARTESIAN DIVER : To design and build hooked cartesian divers that will retrieve different types of hooked sinkers in the least amount of time.

    6. PRINGLES EVENT:  To design the smallest container that will enable two Pringles chips to be sent through the U.S. Mail without damage.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2020" section.  To stay in touch with rules changes or post questions, go to the "Forum" section of the website.  You can subscribe to topics of interest to you to receive updates.

    Please print Media Release forms for students/parents to sign, and bring signed forms to the competition.  Winning teams are photographed.  Students with release forms will be included in the photographs of winning teams.

    Registration info:

    Signing up is free for members.  

    Each team that you bring must be registered as a Guest--do not forget to register your teams !!     (2 teams = 2 guests; a team = 1-6 students).   

    The costs are $30 per team for Early Bird registration (on or before December 16). 

    After 12/16, Regular registration will cost $40. 

    Final registration deadline:   Jan 8, 2020

    You should see an invoice for payment when registered.  If you don't, you need to add your teams as "Guests".

    Payment in advance required.

    If using school invoice, please pay in advance, and a refund will be sent to you when your school check has been received



     

     

     

     

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Washington Township High School, Sewell, NJ
    Register

    We look forward to your school's participation at this event.  The competition is a lot of fun and your students will meet, share experiences, and compete with other students from various parts of New Jersey.

    Be sure to sign up for the event location (North/South) that you are going to.

    This is for the NJ Olympics South Jersey.  The other event is NJ Olympics North/Central Jersey.

    This year's events are: 

    1. FERMI QUESTION: To estimate the order of magnitude of a quantity that is difficult or impossible to measure.

    2. GRAB BAG: On the day of the Olympics, the team will be given supplies to build a device that solves a  challenge.

    3. NEWSPAPER BRIDGE:  To design and build a bridge that will support the greatest weight per gram of material used to construct it.

    4. THE PAPER BOOMERANG: To design and build a paper boomerang that returns the greatest distance.

    5. HOOKED CARTESIAN DIVER : To design and build hooked cartesian divers that will retrieve different types of hooked sinkers in the least amount of time.

    6. PRINGLES EVENT:  To design the smallest container that will enable two Pringles chips to be sent through the U.S. Mail without damage.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2020" section.  To stay in touch with rules changes or post questions, go to the "Forum" section of the website.  You can subscribe to topics of interest to you to receive updates.

    Please print Media Release forms for students/parents to sign, and bring signed forms to the competition.  Winning teams are photographed.  Students with release forms will be included in the photographs of winning teams.

    Registration info:

    Signing up is free for members.  

    Each team that you bring must be registered as a Guest--do not forget to register your teams !!     (2 teams = 2 guests; a team = 1-6 students).   

    The costs are $30 per team for Early Bird registration (on or before December 16). 

    After 12/16, Regular registration will cost $40. 

    Final registration deadline:   Jan 8, 2020

    You should see an invoice for payment when registered.  If you don't, you need to add your teams as "Guests".

    Payment in advance required.

    If using school invoice, please pay in advance, and a refund will be sent to you when your school check has been received.

Past events

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 --- North / Central New Jersey
19 Jan 2019 NJ Physics Olympics 2019 --- South 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 --- South Jersey 2018
13 Jan 2018 NJ Physics Olympics --- North/Central 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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