Physics Girl Dianna Cowern has created a YouTube channel about physics, astronomy, and other science-related topics. The show features engaging DIY investigations, unusual and cutting-edge research, explanations about phenomena related to space and the universe, and interviews with science experts. Examples of everyday physics include “Why do mirrors flip horizontally (but not vertically)?” “Which way will a spool roll?” and “Can explosions work in space?” In addition to viewing the everyday physics videos, students can listen to an interview with an MIT professor about “How the Hippies Saved Physics,” or they can try their skill at making a cloud in their mouth, calculating Pi with darts, and more.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Teaching Physics Modules are an outgrowth of an initiative of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition to help preservice physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom. The modules focus on several crucial aspects of classroom instruction, with the purpose of improving student learning, motivation, and confidence.