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High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers meeting - 2015 Schedule

Join us on Monday, May 11, 2015.

This page will be updated as new information arrives and is subject to change. If you have any questions about the meeting or schedule, please contact MacKenzie Stetzer or John Thompson.


8:30 – 9:00, Bennett 137


9:00 – 9:15, Bennett 137

  • Welcome
  • Richard Morrow (University of Maine) – History of the Statewide Meeting of High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers


9:20 – 10:20, Bennett 137

  • Christopher Gerbi (University of Maine) – Using fluid dynamics to describe the Earth
  • Lisa Gagnon (Old Town High School) – The value of a high school robotics team


10:20 – 11:50

  • Scott Mitchell (University of Maine) – Planetarium show and tour, Emera Astronomy Center
  • Nicholas Guidice and Richard Corey (University of Maine) – Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory, Carnegie Hall
  • Michael Wittmann, Carolina Alvarado, and Greg Kranich (University of Maine) – Using data to talk about teaching
  • James Vesenka (University of New England) – Teaching RC circuits via modeling instruction  (Note:  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Logger Pro software.)

Lunch/Open Space

12:00 – 1:00, lunch provided in Bennett 114

Workshops (repeat)

1:00 – 2:30

Demonstrations/Open Space

2:40 – 3:30, Bennett 137

  • David Sturm (University of Maine) – Demonstration Show and Ideas


3:30 – 4:00, Bennett 137

  • Kate Dickerson (Maine Science Festival) – The Maine Science Festival
  • Michael Wittmann (University of Maine) – How might knowledge of students’ ideas about energy affect teaching?



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Physics Education Research Laboratory
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 5709 Bennett Hall
Phone: 207.581.1033; 207.581.1030; 207.581.1237
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469