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Upcoming events

    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    December is always an adventure. What do you want to get in before the holidays? Are you on pace relative to where you would have been two years ago? (The less said about last year, the better.) How do you incorporate winter phenomena into your teaching?

    Come join us online for a relaxed discussion as we head into winter 2021-2022.

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 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) location that you will be attending.  This is for the NJ Olympics North/Central Jersey.  The other event is NJ Olympics South Jersey.

    Because of Covid restrictions, we will limit each school to two teams & two teacher chaperones.  Please no spectators, i.e., students, teachers or parents.

    During the competition, participants will need to wear a mask as per NJ guidelines.

    Morning refreshments will be provided as in the past. Teams may bring lunch or have lunch delivered to the school.

    This year's events are: 

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

    2. LONGEST CANTILEVER: Design and build the longest cantilever segment using only spaghetti and glue.

    3. PENNY BRIDGE:  Design and build a bridge constructed solely of pennies.

    4. COLLAPSING TOWER: To cause a domino from a tower of dominoes to land in a collapse zone as far away from  the base of the tower as possible.

    5. SPAGHETTI WIND POWER LIFTER : To design and build A device that will lift a 375 gram load through a vertical distance of approximaetely one meter in the minimum amount of time.  

    6. SPAGHETTI MARSHMALLOW TOWER:  To design and build the tallest tower that can support a load of 375 grams.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2022" section.   Link here.  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.  Forms can be printed out from rules page.


    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 7

    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


    For teachers new to Fermi Questions, here are some resources (also included on the event page with the rules):

    Fermi Q WS (Teacher version)  Fermi Questions - Worksheet and Answers.pdf

    Fermi Q WS (Samples worked out)  Fermi Question WS show work.pdf

    Fermi Q WS  (Student version, you might want to omit answers given at end)  Fermi Question WS.pdf


     

     

     

     

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Timber Creek High School, Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County)
    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.


    This is for the NJ Olympics South Jersey.  Be sure to sign up for the event location (North/South) location that you will be attending.  The other event is NJ Olympics North/Central Jersey.

    Because of Covid restrictions, we will limit each school to two teams & two teacher chaperones.  Please no spectators, i.e., students, teachers or parents.

    During the competition, participants will need to wear a mask as per NJ guidelines.

    Morning refreshments will be provided as in the past. Teams may bring lunch or have lunch delivered to the school.

    This year's events are: 

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

    2. LONGEST CANTILEVER: Design and build the longest cantilever segment using only spaghetti and glue.

    3. PENNY BRIDGE:  Design and build a bridge constructed solely of pennies.

    4. COLLAPSING TOWER: To cause a domino from a tower of dominoes to land in a collapse zone as far away from  the base of the tower as possible.

    5. SPAGHETTI WIND POWER LIFTER : To design and build A device that will lift a 375 gram load through a vertical distance of approximaetely one meter in the minimum amount of time.  

    6. SPAGHETTI MARSHMALLOW TOWER:  To design and build the tallest tower that can support a load of 375 grams.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2022" section.   Link here.  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.  Forms can be printed out from rules page.


    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 19). 

    After 12/19, Regular registration will cost $40. 

    Final registration deadline:   Jan 8


Past events

09 Nov 2021 November Cracker Barrel
21 Oct 2021 Physics Olympics 2022 Info Session
14 Oct 2021 October Cracker Barrel
09 Sep 2021 September Cracker Barrel
12 Aug 2021 August Cracker Barrel
19 Jul 2021 Advanced Quantum Computing for High School Teachers
08 Jul 2021 July Cracker Barrel
28 Jun 2021 Introduction to Quantum Computing for High School Teachers
10 Jun 2021 June Cracker Barrel
13 May 2021 May Cracker Barrel
08 Apr 2021 April Cracker Barrel
11 Mar 2021 March Cracker Barrel
27 Feb 2021 NJ Physics Olympics 2021 -- Virtual
23 Feb 2021 NJAAPT Exec Board Meeting 02/23/21
11 Feb 2021 Cracker Barrel
02 Feb 2021 Physics Olympics 2021 instructor's meeting
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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