5th Annual Spring Meeting

North Carolina Section

American Association of Physics Teachers

March 17-18, 2000

Davidson College

Davidson NC 28036



Highlights for high school and two-year college teachers


Friday Evening:    Tom Greenslade, author of many Physics Teacher articles on 19th century physics equipment, will speak on "Learning from the Past: The American 19th Century Physics Course" at 7:30 p.m.  This talk will be followed by a reception sponsored by Prentice Hall.


                              Nina Morley Daye and Chuck Britton will present a PTRA make and take session for high school teachers after the evening talk and following a brief sojourn at the reception.  Tentative time: 9:00 to10:30.  Cost: $2.00 (included in high school teacher registration).


Saturday morning:     Arnold Arons, author of many physics teaching articles and books, will speak on  “Teaching energy concepts in introductory physics courses”.


Saturday afternoon workshops: Note that all our computers and therefore all of the workshops are Windows-based.

  1. Physlets, led by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni; limit 16.  See http://webphysics.davidson.edu/physletprob/default.html for more details on the types of curricular materials to be presented.  Cost: $5.00
  2. Nuclear Science workshop led by Randolph Peterson; limit 10 Cost $2.00
  3. Physics in Music for high school teachers led by Dan Boye; limit 10. Cost: $3.00




Thanks to a special grant from Davidson College’s Dean of the Faculty, registration for all high school teachers at this meeting will be $10.  This fee includes registration, lunch on Saturday and the Friday evening make and take session.



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