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 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 September.
The Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction (READI) Project, a multi-institutional initiative headed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, supports disciplinary argumentation from multiple sources in middle school and high school science and history/social studies classes.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) encourages high school physics teachers to experiment and improve on their teaching practices in the belief that as teaching practices improve, physics enrollment and excitement among students will increase.