Report on the AAPT 128th Winter Meeting, Miami Beach, FL

Report on the AAPT 128th Winter Meeting


Miami Beach, FL


Dates: January 25-28, 2004.


Prepared for: Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT)


Prepared by: Rolly Meisel, Section Representative Disclaimer


Location Radisson-Deauville Resort, north Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL


The World Year of Physics in 2005 Article from The Physics Teacher? by Chuck Stone

(posted by kind permission of Sina Kniseley, Director of Communications, AAPT)


Meeting Reports


* Section Officers Exchange

* Section Representatives Meeting

* Council Meeting


Session Reports: Notes from sessions attended by the Section Rep


* Ceremonial Session

* Interactive Lecture Demos

* High Energy Physics

* Using Technology to Teach Physics

* Sonoluminescence: Star in a Jar

* The Physics of Cats

* New Ideas in High School Physics Teaching

* Women Leaders in Physics

* Listening to the Ocean

* Geometry and Physics of Proteins

* Teaching Biological Physics

* Physics Teaching Around the World


Web Site Summary:


* Summary of all Sessions with Abstracts


* World Year of Physics

* AAPT Grant Program

* AAPT Officer Directory

* Slowing down light in a Bose-Einstein condensate

* Fermilab High School Cosmic Ray Detection

* Nebraska Cosmic Ray Observatory Project

* Caltech CHICOS Cosmic Ray Project

* Oak Ridge National Labs TECOP Cosmic Ray Project

* Albany Quarknet

* Interactive Learning Toolkit

* Computer software for teaching relativity

* Just in Time Teaching


* NASA SHARP Program for high school students

* Ocean sounds?

* US/Zambia Teacher Collaboration

* On-line physics problems for teachers and students, graded on-line

* Hiroshima and Nagasaki for college teachers

* International Young Physicists Tournament

* The Physics of Cats ? and


Resources for Teaching Physics


AAPT Conference Display Area

New Interactive Physics 2004 Demo

Motion Visualizer 3D

VideoPoint Capture

Roller Coaster Physics

Educational Innovations (lots of great demos and fun apparatus)

NASA Microgravity Demonstrator (plans and activities)


Pre-Conference Advanced Scuba Course in Key Largo (Underwater photos)