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this issue, Physicsthat
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news stories, Internet "SciLinks®," NSTA journal
articles (sorted by grade range), books, and more. In addition,
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Physics can be a challenging subject to teach
to students. With concepts such as Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion,
centripetal forces, kinetic energy, and simple machines, teaching
physics can be a daunting task!
Teaching physics can be fun, however, and this month we have a
newsletter packed with ideas to make your physics lessons come to
life with hands-on activities. For instance, have you ever thought
about having your students build a catapult to launch pumpkins,
or teaching your students the connections between golf and science
by having them convert the school gymnasium into an 18-hole golf
No matter what the activity might be, you will discover plenty
of innovative ideas to help teach your students physics through
news and journal articles, websites, books, and other resources
in this issue. So read on and see how you can make teaching physics
a fun and interesting experience!
in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
Teacher-created experiments and activities go a long way toward
teaching students how physics applies to their everyday lives.
Click here for the latest news stories.
on the Net
SciLinks® is an interactive,
Web-based service from NSTA that connects your lesson and/or course
materials (certain textbooks, NSTA books, and journal articles)
with online content chosen just for your selected topics.
Elementary: Isaac Newton http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263562111221022
Intermediate: Newton's Laws http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263565511221022
High School: Roller Coaster Physics http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263569911221022
in NSTA Journal Articles
The following journal articles are sorted by grade level to provide
you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to physics.
High School: http://ecommerce.nsta.org/enewsletter/2002-11/high_school.htm
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The urban classroom presents its own challenges and rewards. Learning
how some teachers succeed despite the challenges they face can inspire
teachers everywhere. The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse focuses
this month on Success in the Urban Classroom.
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Professional development for science teachers in partnership with
National Teachers Enrichment Network (NTEN). Click on the "NTEN"
link to see the latest course offerings.
Highlights are provided by the NSTA WebNews Service. For additional
NSTA Highlights, as well as the latest science and education news,
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