Workshop Supplies, Equipment, and Materials

1. MODELING curriculum materials in Mechanics, Chemistry I and II, Physical Science, E&M, Light, Biology, or CASTLE.

All Modeling curriculum is available on the AMTA member portal. A one-year AMTA membership is provided to each workshop participant as a part of the curriculum licensing fee (1-yr free membership is only valid for teachers after their 1st workshop).

Print version of workshop curriculum materials. These are printed, three-hole punched, shrink-wrapped, and shipped by
Crown Press in Phoenix. They don’t ship individual manuals, and they prefer to print large orders.

Updated prices:

  • Mechanics: $16 (420 pgs)
  • Waves: $16 (322 pgs)
  • Electricity & Magnetism: $15 (262 pgs)
  • CASTLE Manuals: $16 (304 pgs)
  • Light: $15 (228 pgs)
  • Chemistry 1: $16 (378 pgs)
  • Chemistry 2: $15 (200 pgs)
  • Physical Science: $12
  • Biology: $37 (740 pgs)

ORDERING INFO for Crown Press:
To place an order for your Modeling Instruction Teacher’s Manuals,
you can email your order to:
Patrick O’Dell Patrick@crownpress.com

You can also call Crown Press: 602-437-4444 (office) Patrick O’Dell: 480-526-8823

Crown Press – 2450 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Open 8:300 to 5:00 M-F

Federal tax ID number: 86-0576954

For print materials a 2″ 3-ring binder with tab dividers is essential. A 3″ binder is recommended for the biology manual.

2. Recommendations for Vernier Software & Technology for chemistry and physics workshops
3. Whiteboards:

Buy these at Lowe’s 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).  Recently discovered, you can buy pre-cut whiteboards (chalkboard on back) at Lowe’s for approximately $6 each.  For suggested maintenance, download the fact sheet on whiteboards.

4. Constant Motion Vehicle

(mechanics and physical science):
a) Get them by the case from Westminster Co.
www.westminsterinc.com
Item number 0004, Antenna Tumble Buggy
$103.68/box of 24

Westminster Inc.
159 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
Toll Free: 800-241-8697
Fax: 888-228-2082
Federal tax ID number: 58-1155472

5) Books that teachers find valuable

a) 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

b) A crucial resource for physics teachers:
PRECONCEPTIONS IN MECHANICS by Charles Camp and John Clement.

  • Download it FREE on the AMTA website (under Modeling Works tab — Useful Resources) (Note: physical science teachers find the introduction, chapter 1 and the appendix useful.)
  • Link to it at http://modeling.asu.edu/Projects-Resources.html in the section on “students’ naive conceptions”.

c) We find the Karplus textbook to be a valuable resource for physics and chemistry teachers.
Two options:

  • Download it (or any chapters) FREE at http://fernwig.org . Login “guest” and Password “guest” Link to Fernand Brunschwig’s supplementary materials (simulations, energy flow diagrams, answers to end-of-chapter questions) at the same webpage.
  • Buy it, 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).

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)
fbrunsch@gmail.comFederal Tax ID (Employer ID #): 27-2736696

ORDER  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

d) 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.

e) 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

f) THE CHEMISTRY CLASSROOM, by Dudley Herron. Buy on Amazon.com for about $30.

g) A POSTER: Why Take Physics
The classroom poster called WHY TAKE PHYSICS costs $.30 for AAPT members in 2015 (and $1.00 for non-members) at the AAPT store.

h) 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 by following the links there. 10 for $2.49.

MORE SUPPLIES FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE and CHEMISTRY WORKSHOPS:

1) 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)

2) Physical science & chemistry teachers like the Eureka DVD Heat and Temperature. Episodes 16-21 can be found on YouTube

3) 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

OPTIONAL MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES

1) quad-ruled computation notebooks (8.5 inches x 11 inches are best). Costs about $14 at Staples.

2) scissors, scotch tape, 3-hole punches, name-tags, & staplers

3) dry erase markers

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