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Saturday, 11/5/2022 8:30AM-noon at Stony Brook University, Physics Building, room P-118

LIPTA will provide you with a 3 hour CTLE certificate for attending our Spring Conference

$10 for LIPTA members, $20 at the door (or after 10PM on 11-2-2022)

$25 for expired or non-members (includes 1 year LIPTA membership)


8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:15 Teaching Energy Using Jigsaw Cooperative Learning – Justin King, Rich Gearns PhD (We will use Jigsaw Cooperative Learning to teach the topic of Energy. This Jigsaw Cooperative Learning practice was a crowd favorite in the 2022 Spring Conference, so Justin and Rich are back to help us work through an example of how to use the method.)

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 The Physics of Sports – Prof Chang Kee Jung (Professor Jung, a lively and engaging speaker, will bring relevant examples of sports to demonstrate several principles of sports, all relevant to our core curriculum.)

12:00 noon Adjourn





 Physics Teacher Events & News



Fri 10/7

LECTURE at SUNYSB Lecture takes place in the Earth & Space Sciences Building (ESS) in lecture hall 001 at 7:30PM:The Dark Side of the Sun, Frederick Walter, On September 1 1859 one of the largest solar flares ever seen was recorded by Richard Carrington. A day later a powerful geomagnetic disturbance was observed, aurorae were seen as far south as Tahiti, and electrical currents were induced in telegraph lines across North America. This, the "Carrington Event", was a consequence of one of the largest coronal mass ejections (CMEs) to strike the Earth in the past 2 centuries.  I will discuss the physics of solar flares and CMEs and their interactions with Earth. The historical record informs us of the frequency with which large CMEs strike the Earth, and observations of flares on other stars let us extrapolate likelihoods of extremely large and rare events. The question of another large CME striking is one of when, not if. The consequences can be devastating for an unprepared society. Are we ready?   


Physics Demos by John Johnston


Distance Learning RealTime Physics IOLab Mechanics active learning lab curriculum available free


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3 /14/18

Stephen Hawking dies at age 76 - read some of his QUOTES; his appearances in Star Trek TNG, the Pink Floyd album 'The Division Bell', the Simpsons, the Metropolitan Opera piece, 'The Prologue', the Big Bang Theory and the movie 'The Theory of Everything' are HERE


Leon Lederman dies at age 96 (1988 Nobel Prize in physics)


Murray Gell-Mann dies at age 89 (1969 Nobel Prize in physics)


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