McGill-Toolen physics students triumph for 2nd year in a row

Modeler Tim Burgess’ team of physics students took top honors in the University of Alabama High School Physics Competition again this year. Tim made a deal with the team that, if they won, he would shave his head. He had to do that, two years in a row, because the team won. Read about it at

“Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry”

TSIN logoExcerpt from ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub

By Gerri St. Clair, Chemistry Teacher, Sullivan South High School, Kingsport, TN

Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry

I have taught Chemistry at Sullivan South High School for 20+ years and nothing has changed my style of teaching more than attending the Modeling Chemistry workshops for 10 days each in June 2012 and June 2013 at East Tennessee State University. Continue reading “Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry”

On the matter of textbooks

A number of modelers have described the dilemma they face convincing school officials that textbooks are the not best way to spend limited funds.  Who needs textbooks? is a two-page document by Larry Dukerich that expresses a view held by some modelers the purchase of textbooks may not be the best way to use your school’s limited resources.

Supporting Modeling Instruction around the USA and the world.

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