1. MODELING MANUAL in Mechanics, Chemistry, Physical Science, E&M, Light, or CASTLE. (updated 5/8/13)
a) These are printed, three-hole punched, shrink-wrapped, and shipped by
THE PRINTING CENTER in Tempe. They don’t ship individual manuals, and they prefer to print large orders.
physical science: $12
CASTLE electricity: $12
microscopic e & m: $15
mechanical waves & sound: (not available – curriculum materials are on AMTA flash drive)
ORDERING INFO for THE PRINTING CENTER
To place an order for your Modeling instruction teacher’s Manuals,
you can email your order to:
Valerie <firstname.lastname@example.org> and copy it to
Patrick O’Dell <Patrick@printingcenterinc.com> or you can FAX your order to: (602) 438-2812
You can also call them at The Printing Center: (602) 438-8522
THE PRINTING CENTER, INC., 2227 South 48th Street, Ste C & D, Tempe, AZ 85282. Open 8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Federal tax ID number: 86-0591702
b) all Modeling curriculum is also available on AMTA flash drive bracelets.
2. ARNOLD ARONS’ TEXT:
The text for the modeling workshop in mechanics is:
TEACHING INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS by Arnold B. Arons (John Wiley, 1996 or 1997). ISBN-10: 0471137073 ISBN-13: 978-0471137078
Discount Code: Contact Wendy Hehemann for the discount code that must be entered on Wiley.com before checkout per Abigail Knoff, Marketing Assistant, Global Education
When teachers enter the discount code, the phrase “Modeling Workshop” will populate. The price will come up automatically.
If customers need to use a PO, they must contact customer service; they cannot pay by PO online. They should include the promo code on the PO they submit to Customer Care (by phone: (877) 762-2974 / fax: 732-302-2370). The discount is driven by the code, so as long as the code is entered/noted/used when the customer places their order, the customer will receive the discount.
3. CONSTANT MOTION VEHICLE:
a) Get them by the case from Westminster Co.
On your order, mark it Attn. Mark Tibor; he¹ll appreciate the commission.
$81.60 per case of 24 cars
Discount at 10 case minimum…240 pieces to $72.00 per case
159 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
Toll Free: 800.257.0824
Federal tax ID number: 58-1155472
b) Mary Anne Wells
The Physics Toolbox, Inc. Price: $4.50 per buggy for cases of 24 ($108 per case) + actual shipping cost via UPS Ground (please call for quote). Purchase orders accepted and web orders will be adjusted to reflect discount. Workshop leaders may email Mary Anne at email@example.com for questions or quotes!
PO Box 5693, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Voice: 800-519-1724 Fax: 800-519-1842
OPTIONAL MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES
1) quad-ruled computation notebooks (8.5 inches x 11 inches are best). Costs about $14 at Staples.
2) 3-ring binder (2 or 2.5 inch for mechanics and chemistry, 1 or 1.5 inch for phys science), tab inserts (10 for mechanics & chem, 5 for phys sci),
3) scissors, scotch tape, 3-hole punches, nametags, & staplers
Buy these at Loews or Home Depot, and have them delivered to the workshop site. I suggest that you order 6 for each teacher (ask them to cut each 4’ x 8’ sheet into six 24” x 32” student whiteboards: about $15 per sheet). For suggested maintenance, download the fact sheet on whiteboards at http://modeling.asu.edu/Projects-Resources.html
5) dry erase markers:
6) C-batteries for the constant motion vehicles.
OTHER BOOKS THAT TEACHERS FIND VALUABLE.
1) A crucial resource for physics teachers:
PRECONCEPTIONS IN MECHANICS by Charles Camp and John Clement.
a) Download it FREE on the AMTA website. (Note: physical science teachers find the introduction, chapter 1 and the appendix useful.)
b) Link to it at http://modeling.asu.edu/Projects-Resources.html
in the section on “students’ naive conceptions”.
2) We find the Karplus textbook to be a valuable resource for physics and chemistry teachers.
a) Download it (or any chapters) FREE at http://fernwig.org . Login “guest” and Password “guest”
b) Buy it for them, in paperback:
INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS: A MODEL APPROACH by Robert Karplus, 2nd or 1st edition, edited by Fernand Brunschwig. Copyright 2011 or 2003 (either edition is fine).
Link to Fernand Brunschwig’s supplementary materials (simulations, energy flow diagrams, answers to end-of-chapter questions) at the same webpage.
A limited number of desk copies are available for workshop leaders
from Fernand Brunschwig: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO ORDER MULTIPLE COPIES AT A DISCOUNT
($25/copy for orders of 20 copies or more)
Fernand Brunschwig, Publisher
245 West 107 Street, Apt. 10B
New York, NY 10025
Preferred phone number: 646-942-7451 (cellphone)
Federal Tax ID (Employer ID #): 27-2736696
ORDER ONE COPY ONLINE (www.Amazon.com, or www.BarnesandNoble.com).
Discounted price online is about $35.
Search on Brunschwig or Karplus, Robert.
ISBN-10: 0982725809 ISBN-13: 978-0982725801
3) LAB PRACTICUMS, by Hank Ryan and Jon Barber.
The order form is at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
Click on “Lab practicums”. Cost: $23 + $3 shipping.
4) INTRODUCTORY PHYSICAL SCIENCE (9th edition) by Haber-Schaim, Gendel, Kirksey, Pratt . Includes force, motion, and Newton’s laws ($68 in 2012). Visit their extensive website: http://www.sci-ips.com
Federal tax ID number: 04-3211646
5) THE CHEMISTRY CLASSROOM, by Dudley Herron. Buy on Amazon.com for about $30.
6) A POSTER: Why Take Physics
This colorful, humorous poster presents the Top Ten Reasons to Take Physics.
Copies can be shipped, free; order them at http://www.aapt.org/Resources/
At that webpage, you can download a pdf of the poster.
7) FREE BROCHURE FOR COUNSELORS:
Download the “7 MYTHS ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS” brochure (new as of 2011) at http://www.aapt.org/Resources/upload/WhyPhysicsBrochure_R4.pdf
It informs guidance counselors, parents, students, and others about benefits of taking physics in high school. You can order multiple copies at http://www.aapt.org/Resources/ . $20 for 100 copies.
MORE SUPPLIES FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE and CHEMISTRY WORKSHOPS:
a) For the 1st physical science workshop (on matter & energy
• stop clock (MyChron stop watch),
• metric tape measure
• 1 cm plain cubes
• 1 cm interlocking cubes
• volume relation set
• electronic balance or triple-beam balance
• Graphical Analysis software (Vernier Software: $80; ask for 5% discount)
b) Physical science & chemistry teachers like the Eureka DVD Heat and Temperature. It is on a British website, as of April 2012. A link to it is at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling/weblinks.html . Scroll to the bottom.
c) DVDs of A Private Universe and Minds of Our Own.
http://www.learner.org, free Video on Demand (or for purchase). Search for “Minds of Our Own,” and “A Private Universe” to view these programs
d) Short film clips from “The Ring of Truth” by Philip & Phyllis Morrison, for the chemistry modeling workshop.
Elena Bethea has the gold foil clip on her course site. The link is