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The newest issue of The Physics Teacher is now online! This month's cover features an exploding weather balloon. Access this cover article, as well as other popular articles in this issue. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/tpt/54/5 #physed
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Calling all procrastinators! The very last day to submit an abstract for #aaptsm16 is today. Get yours in: http://ow.ly/4naM3Z
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The American Journal of Physics special theme issue on relativity is now online for you to browse! This open access article on OpenRelativity can help you create, test, and share experiments while exploring the effects of special relativity.
We present OpenRelativity, an open-source toolkit to simulate effects of special relativity within the popular Unity game engine. Intended for game developers, educators, and anyone interested in physics, OpenRelativity can help people create, test, and share experiments to explore the effects of special relativity. We describe the underlying physics and some of the implementation details of this toolset with the hope that engaging games and inte...
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We're so excited to be selected in partnership with lead organization STEMteachersNYC, and the AMTA, to receive a $195,000 grant from 100Kin10! The grant will equip physics teachers with skills and curriculum needed to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms with leaders from the Bootstrap project.
100Kin10 - STEMteachersNYC-AAPT-AMTA - Grant
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Whether you are giving a talk in your class or at a science conference it is essential that you shine in every way. Learn the essentials of giving an excellent speech every time on April 14 at 2PM co-sponsored by AAPT with moderator Alaina Levine. Issues specific to scientists/engineers and for science-based conferences will be addressed. #webinar   #publicspeaking  
Join Alaina G. Levine for a LIVE presentation on how to give outstanding presentations! Whether you are giving a talk in class, at a conference, or to get a job, it is essential that you shine in every way. Learn the essentials of giving an excellent speech every time.
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Join AAPT for LIVE experiments using interdisciplinary lesson plans inspired by The Physics Teacher during a special NSTA preview! Register for our free webinar to use data to determine the percent body fat of various types of sausages using data and the volume of helium in a Mylar balloon. 
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The Two-Year College New Faculty Experience Conference was held this past weekend at Seminole State College in Florida! The experience equips faculty members in their first five years of teaching with knowledge of successfully implemented PER-based learning techniques.
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This week we're in Houston working with national STEM Ed leaders at the 100Kin10 Summit to improve #physed!
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Happy Earth Day from AAPT! The atmospheric recycling of water is a very important phenomenon on the earth because it not only refreshes the water but it also redistributes it. Your students can verify the value of Earth's average annual rainfall by utilizing solar energy with this free TPT article.  #earthday2016  
The atmospheric recycling of water is a very important phenomenon on the globe because it not only refreshes the water but it also redistributes it over land and oceans/rivers/lakes throughout the globe. This is made possible by the solar energy intercepted by the Earth. The half of the globe facing the Sun, on the average, intercepts 1 1.74 × 10 17 J of solar radiation per second and it is divided over various channels as given in Table 1. It ke...
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Registration is open for the 2016 AAPT Summer Meeting! Join us for the premier professional development conference in physics education. http://aapt.org/Conferences/sm2016/registrationpage.cfm #physed   #physics  
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We had such a great time at the #NSTA16  conference in Nashville! We heard a lot of you are looking for some resources for your classroom. Our digital library, ComPADRE, offers free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education! 
The AAPT ComPADRE Collections. ComPADRE creates, hosts, and maintains collections of educational and community resources focused on the needs of specific audiences in Physics and Astronomy Education. Explore our collections below, and find a resource right for you.
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Eager to learn about AAAS' Science in the Classroom? Read how their tools can help students read technical science journals. Plus - join us for a free webinar tonight presented by Project Director Melissa McCartney. http://aapt.org/K12/K12-Blog.cfm
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AAPT is the premier professional society established to advance physics education.
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AAPT is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching." Paul E. Klopsteg, Ph.D., the Association's first president, led the effort to organize the first association dedicated to improving physics education. Today that vision is supported by more than 10,000 members in 30 countries around the world.
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