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Upcoming events

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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    Not to be missed !  

    The Bridges of Manhattan

    The trip has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019, so there is an opportunity to register for this event if you were not able to make it on the 16th.  The weather is forecast to be a very pleasant Fall day

    Did you know that the engineer that designed the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 -- Leon Moisseiff --also designed the Manhattan Bridge located in New York City (1909).  The Manhattan Bridge does have some vibrational concerns that have been addressed over the years.  The Whitestone Bridge, designed  by Othmar Ammann in 1939 and also located in New York city, was based on the design of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  Soon after the Tacoma collapsed, the structure of the Whitestone Bridge was modified to address vibrational concerns as were many American bridges-such as the Golden Gate Bridge-that were influenced by the Tacoma Narrows' design. 

    John Valente, from MAST (Marine Academy of Science & Technology) and NJAAPT Vice-President, will be hosting and guiding this trip.

    Special thanks to MCVD (Monmouth County Vocational District) for their permission to use the MAST school's vessel, The Blue Sea, to conduct this trip.

    Come join us as we sail around Manhattan Island on a beautiful autumn Saturday and learn about the bridges of New York City. (there's a lot of them!) 

    Please view one of these related videos:

    Tacoma Narrows Bridge (no sound, 4.5 min)

    Tacoma Narrows Bridge (narrated, 4 min)

    Tacoma Narrows Bridge (History Channel, 15 min)

    Registration limited to 25 people.  Once full, a wait list will be generated.

    Date/Time:    Sat Nov 16, 2019   Rescheduled for Sat 11/23/19 

    Meet 8:30 am, Boat departs ~9:00 am;  Returns ~4:30 pm

    (Bagels/coffee will provided at start of trip)

    Location: Atlantic Highlands Marina - Meet at Sissy's at the Harbor restaurant

    The vessel is docked at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina.  It is docked on the pier across from the SeaStreak pier -- Slip #63, Frank's Pier, towards the end of the pier.  Meet at Sissy's at the Harbor restaurant located at the pier entrance at 8:30.  

    What to bring:

    • Lunch (food/drink)
    • Wear sneaker-type footwear for grip (no leather bottom, no heels)
    • Jacket
    • Dress in layers
    • Sunscreen

    Cost: $25 (note: the Circle line tour standard starts at $44+, premier is $69+, so this is a great price!)

    In case of bad weather, please check the website on Fri 11/22, to see if the trip has been postponed.  When you register, you will also be given John Valente's cell number in the confirmation email, in case you need to contact him.

    Payment in advance is required to complete your registration. 

    Payment is best done online.  Contact NJAAPT if you have any questions.

    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Emerson High School, Room 112
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    PHYSICS SHARING SESSION

    Topic:  Adapting Labs to Different Levels

    This is a great opportunity to meet other area Physics teachers and share your strategies for teaching Physics concepts alongside Algebra 1.  This is also useful for teaching CP or lower levels of upperclassmen Physics.

    Bring your ideas and questions to share!  

    Bring a guest! 


    Date/Time:  Tues Dec 3,  2019   4:30 - 6:30 pm

    Location:      Emerson High School, Room 112    (Park car in unnumbered spaces)

    Cost:              $5  Pizza/drinks will be served

    Host:              Jenn Broekmann

    Note:  non-NJAAPT-members may attend, but will have to create a login/password to register.  

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Washington Township High School, Sewell, NJ
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    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.  

    Date:  Sat Jan 18, 2020   8:00 am - ~1:30 pm

    Registration/refreshments   8:00-9:00 am

    Competition       9:00- ~ 1:00/1:30

    Location:  Washington Township HS, Sewell, NJ  (Gloucester County)

    Refreshments will be provided upon arrival (bagels, coffee, etc).  

    Students should bring their own lunches.

    A team = 1-6 students; schools may bring >1 team.

    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. 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.

    *Note:  The deadline for the Pringles Event will be extended for South Jersey teams only -- to Dec 9 for submission, Dec 20 for second submission deadline.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2020" section.  To post questions, go to the "Forum" section of the website.  You can subscribe to the Physics Olympics topic, to receive updates.

    Media Release Form:  Print, sign, and bring to competition.  NJAAPT photographs the events and winners (no names or identification w/photos).  To be in winning team photos, students must submit a signed form.

    Registration info:

    The cost is $30 per team for Early Bird registration (Dec 16 deadline).

    After 12/16, the cost is $40/team.  Final registration deadline:  Jan 8, 2020.

    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).

    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
    • Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls, NJ
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    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 QUESTIONS: 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



     

     

     

     

Past events

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 --- 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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