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Football season is back! This article from the September issue of The Physics Teacher is co-authored by high school students and analyzes the effects of time, ambient temperature and moisture on football pressure.
In a recent paper in TPT, DiLisi and Rarick used the National Football League “Deflategate” controversy to introduce to physics students the physics of a bouncing ball. In this paper, we measure and analyze the environmental effects of time, ambient temperature, and moisture on the internal pressure of an NFL football. We focus on the rate of pressure recovery that occurs when a cold football (either wet or dry) is returned to the warm locker roo...
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Congratulations to the 2016 United States Physics Team! The students competed for nine days overseas in a competition among the world's top high school physics students. #winning
2016 Physics Team Scores 2 Gold and 3 Sliver Medals
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AAPT is one of more than 500 organizations that have signed the Innovation Imperative a year ago today. Here's an update on some progress the Initiative has made so far. 
2016 Progress Report. On June 23, 2015, the heads of nine large U.S. corporations issued a call to action urging Congress to enact policies and make investments to ensure that the United States remains the global innovation leader. Responding to this call, members of Congress have already taken ...
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Today's the Day to #DoMore! Help support the physics education community today! #domore24 https://domore24.org/npos/american-association-of-physics-teachers
I’m giving on June 2nd to the causes that matter to me. Join me and together we can #DoMore to make the capital community great! Spread the word!
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Missed the #AAPTSM16 Early Bird Deadline? This #MemorialDay weekend get Early Bird pricing: http://ow.ly/XxYy300COqB
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Why are brilliant women & people of color being excluded from physics education? What can we do about it? 
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The AAPT Summer Meeting app is now live. Start planning your experience today! https://crowd.cc/s/ibus #AAPTSM16
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Coming to #AAPTSM16? If you're a first-timer or early in your career, come to our meetup http://ow.ly/WgJZ3018SsY
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Congratulations to the 2016 US Physics Team! Looking forward to this weekend's festivities! https://www.aapt.org/physicsteam/2016/teamtrain.cfm
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Purdue University is organizing a Modeling and Model-Based reasoning in STEM conference. How to Apply: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/modeling-in-stem-conference
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Join us just prior to #AAPTSM16 at the Rio Americano High School for the High School Physics Teacher Camp http://ow.ly/911G300gc9d #physed
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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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